Íris Ellenberger


Íris is Assistant Professor at the University of Iceland's School of Education, Faculty of Subject Teacher Education at the University of Iceland. She specializes in history of migration, transcultural history and sexual history with an emphasis of all things queer in the 19th and 20th centuries. You can read more about her by clicking here.

Contributions to nordics.info

The disease of contemporary democracy can be summarised in the famous words of Gramsci: “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear”. Photo: Elvis Bekmanis, Unsplash.

2020.02.12 | Outlook, Monica Quirico, Democracy, Nation building, Södertörn University

Democracy in the shadow of populism - a Nordic way out?

The “Nordic model” is often presented as a solution to the dominance of neoliberalism and the rise of populism. Populist tendencies within the region, including the reclaiming of nationalist identities and anti-immigration and anti-globalisation sentiment, can often be overlooked by outside observers. Whereas elsewhere economic crises encourage …