In the last few years, European countries have been swept by a tide of radical-right populism. Typically, its dominant theme has been anti-immigration and anti-EU. Spain, which has witnessed both left-wing and nationalist-separatist populism, has been an exception to this rule until recently. Why so?
Jose Ignacio Torreblanca is Professor of Political Science at UNED University in Madrid and Head of the European Council on Foreign Relations, Madrid Office.