PUBLIC TALK: The Global Rise of Populism
|The Global Rise of Populism : A public forum and Q&A with academics from the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia
Nigel Farageís Brexit, Donald Trumpís presidency and
Pauline Hansonís comeback to Australian politics
have all been labelled examples of populism. What
was unthinkable a few years ago has become a reality.
The revival of nationalism, xenophobia, economic
and political isolationism and the mistrust of the
elites appealed to many voters disappointed with
traditional politics. The media has compared the new
realities to the rise of National Socialism in Europe in
the 1930s. However, a truly global perspective that
includes the rise of populism in non-Western societies
has received less attention. If the analogy to the 1930s
is right but the scale of the populist phenomenon
is bigger, are we heading for a global conflict that is
greater than WWII? What can ordinary citizens do?
In this public forum and Q&A, scholars from the
University of Western Australia will discus the causes,
current forms and possible consequences of populism
in Australia, France, India, Indonesia, Turkey, the UK
and the USA.
Academics from the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia
Wilsmore Lecture Theatre (adjacent to the Bayliss Building), The University of Western Australia
Thu, 18 May 2017 17:30
Thu, 18 May 2017 19:30
RSVP is required.
Sylvia Defendi <[email protected]>
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:08
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