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09:00 - 17:00 11 November 2016

Populism in historical perspective


Common Ground | UCL Institute of Advanced Study (link Map)
South Wing, UCL Main Building | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

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

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Professor Maxine Molyneux, UCL
Professor Thomas Osborne, University of Bristol

The last decade has seen the rise of politicians, parties and governments to whom the label ‘populist’ can usefully be applied - in Europe and elsewhere. But media responses to this global shift tend to focus on recent phenomena, be these Brexit, Alternative für Deutschland, or Donald Trump. There has been less interest in historicising these phenomena.

This conference will address the topic of twentieth and twenty-first century populism across a broad geographical range. Bringing together sociologists, political scientists, and historians, we will explore the factors which shape its form, as well as the reasons for its apparent recent upsurge.

The event is free but please email us to RSVP.


Benjamin Martill
+44 (0)20 7679 8737 | benjamin.martill@ucl.ac.uk


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