Recent populist surges in many democratic nations have caused serious concern about the stability and resistance of political systems whose characteristics had not been challenged for decades. These surges vary in causes, extents and goals, but share the capacity to destabilize, not only on a national, but also regional or global level.
This workshop at Hertie on 27 October will attempt to determine overarching features and fundamental differences of populist movements in Turkey as well as Eastern, Central and Western European countries. Factors to be discussed are the role of authoritarianism, nationalism and anti-imperialism in these different cases as well as the question whether dissidence is a defining characteristic of populism or whether it can also occur from incumbent parties or politicians. Full details available here.