Radical Democracy and Left Populism

In her address to the IIEA, Professor Mouffe will scrutinise the “populist moment” that we are currently witnessing in Western Europe and argue that the development of a left populism is the only way to combat the rising support for right-wing populist parties.
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Chantal Mouffe, Emeritus Professor at the University of Westminster

Radical Democracy and Left Populism

April 24 | 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Drawing on her latest book, For a Left Populism, Professor Mouffe will analyse the “populist moment” that we are currently witnessing in Western Europe. She will argue that the only way to resist the growth of right-wing populist parties is by the development of a left populism aiming at the recovery and radicalisation of democracy. This timely address takes place less than a month before the European Parliament elections.

Please note that this event takes place at Belvedere House, 6 Denmark Street Great (the top of North Great George’s Street)

About the Speaker:

Chantal Mouffe is a political theorist and author. She is Emeritus Professor at the University of Westminster and has previously taught at universities across Europe, North America and Latin America. She has also held research positions at Harvard, Cornell, the University of California, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. Professor Mouffe is author or co-author of several books, including the influential Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a radicalization of democracy. Her latest book, For a Left Populism, was published in June 2018.

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