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13:00 - 14:30 10 May 2013

The Springs of Populism in Europe

Location

Christopher Ingold Ramsay Lecture Theatre | Christopher Ingold Building (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Catherine Fieschi, Counterpoint
Michel Wieviorka, Director of the Fondation de la Maison des Sciences de l’ Homme
Othon Anastasakis, Oxford University
Peter Kellner, Yougov
Philippe Marliere, UCL

One year before the European Parliament elections and European democracies are in turmoil. Political scandals, economic instability, and a perception of a ‘democratic deficit’ among European institutions are fuelling a crisis of democracy. Amid this instability, populist parties are performing well – from emerging neo-fascists like Golden Dawn in Greece to more established populist forces such as France’s Front National.

In this panel discussion, the speakers will explore how these populist movements constitute a lens for understanding the current political challenges facing Europe’s leaders. They will look at the specific social and cultural factors that have led to the success of populism – with a particular focus on France and Greece in perspective to the UK – and will discuss what deeper institutional problems the movements point to.


Contact

UCL European Institute
+44 (0)20 7679 8737 | European.institute@ucl.ac.uk


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