Can Populism be Democratic?
Venue: Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
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As part of The Borders of Identity cycle of events
Populism is a word one hears often in the news: but what does it really mean? It is often used in reference to movements on the right or far-right, but parties and movements on the left have also adopted it. What do Syriza in Greece, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, Bernie Sanders’s brand of “socialism” and others have in common? What role do social media play in emerging forms of political mobilization? And can populism be democratic?
Marina Prentoulis, Federico Tarragoni and Paolo Gerbaudo discuss the meaning of populism, how the left appropriates it, and whether it holds solutions for the deepening crisis of political representation.
The discussion will be chaired by Philippe Marlière.