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Book launch: Populism in Europe and the Americas

Threat or Corrective for Democracy?

Counterpoint, with the help of UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, will host a launch for an important new academic volume in populism studies. Published by Cambridge University Press,  Mudde and Kaltwasser’s volume is sure to prove a valuable addition to the field.

The CUP’s blurb says:

This is the first book to offer a genuine cross-regional perspective on populism and its impact on democracy. By analysing current experiences of populism in Europe and the Americas, this edited volume convincingly demonstrates that populism can be both a threat and a corrective to democracy. The contributors also demonstrate the interesting similarities between right-wing and left-wing populism: both types of populism are prone to defend a political model that is not against democracy per se, but rather at odds with liberal democracy. Populism in Europe and the Americas offers new insights into the current state of democracy from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view.

Chair:                    Catherine Fieschi (Counterpoint)

Presenter:         Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser (University of Sussex)

Discussants:    Francisco Panizza (London School of Economics), Paul Taggart          (University of Sussex)

When:                    Thursday 18 October, 18:15– 20:15

Where:                  16 Taviton Street, WC1H oBW, Room 433 (4th Floor), London

Contact and RSVP:   RSVP: lila.caballero[at]


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