National Populism: The revolt against liberal democracy

Seminários GI
Qua . 23 Jan . 11h00 a 12h30
National Populism: The revolt against liberal democracy
ICS - ULisboa

23 JAN | 11H00 - 12H30 | SALA 1 (Room 1)

«National populism: The revolt against liberal democracy» 
(Book presentation)

Roger Eatwell
University of Bath, UK

Roger Eatwell will discuss his most recent book (co-authored with Matthew Goodwin). 
Across the West, there is a rising tide of people who feel excluded, alienated from mainstream politics, and increasingly hostile towards minorities, immigrants and neo-liberal economics. Many of these voters are turning to national populist movements, which have begun to change the face of Western liberal democracy, from the United States to France, Austria to the UK. This radical turn, we are told, is a last howl of rage from an aging electorate on the verge of extinction. Their leaders are fascistic and their politics anti-democratic; their existence a side-show to liberal democracy. But this version of events, as Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin show, could not be further from the truth. 
Written by two of the foremost experts on fascism and the rise of national populism, this lucid and deeply-researched book is a vital guide to our transformed political landscape. Challenging conventional wisdoms, Eatwell and Goodwin make a compelling case for serious, respectful engagement with the supporters and ideas of national populism - not least because it is a tide that won't be stemmed anytime soon.

Chair: José Pedro Zúquete (ICS-ULisboa)
Discussant: Filipe Nobre Faria (IFIL - Nova)

Organização: Grupo de Investigação RIPol, ICS-ULisboa