Jorge Tamames

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Jorge Tamames is an Analyst at Real Instituto Elcano and a Ph.D. candidate at University College Dublin’s School of Politics and International Relations. Previously, he worked as Managing Editor at Política Exterior. He holds an M.A. in international economy and political communication from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, as well as a B.A. in international relations from Brown University. He writes for a variety of media outlets and is the author of For the People: Left Populism in Spain and the US (Lawrence Wishart, 2020).

Research areas: my academic background is in the fields of international security and comparative political economy. Most of my career has taken place in the world of journalism. My present research interests include Spanish foreign policy, European macroeconomic governance, populism and the rise of anti-system parties, the future of social democracy, and US domestic politics.

Selected publications: “Left Populism and Social Democracy: Between Emulation and Reinvention” (with Guillermo Fernández-Vázquez, Populism, forthcoming). “Élections à Madrid: deux récits et une crise” (Le Grand Continent, April 2021). “Comercio, clase y crisis” (Política Exterior, November 2020). “Retornos de Gramsci” (El País, March 2020).


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