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Populism - The Common People in Modern Politics (series)
Populism is a type of politics that some would contend existed as long ago as Ancient Greece and the Roman Republic. In the modern democratic era, populism has become a political style that has emerged in many nations throughout the world. Political figures or mass movements labeled as populist generally claim to champion the ordinary citizen or common people against a powerful elite. The lectures in this series will explore varieties of populism historically and in contemporary politics. European, South American and U. S. populism will receive the most attention. In addition to describing specific features of populism in individual countries, the lectures will attempt to capture the essence of populism, because it is frequently viewed as a concept that is vague and elusive. The very recent outbreaks of populism in the United States (e.g., Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders), Europe (e.g., Le Pen in France), the Brexit Referendum in the United Kingdom, and South America (e.g., Hugo Chavez) will be analyzed and placed within the very long tradition of populist politics. Note: November 9 - lecture starts at 9:30 a.m. No lecture on November 23. Lectures: • November 2, 10 to 11:30 am -- Democracy Dismantled: How Populism is a Pathway to Autocracy, Erica Frantz • November 9, 9:30 to 11 am -- What Populism Is, Elizabeth Anderson • November 16, 10 to 11:30 am -- Populism and Online Political Campaigns: The Case of Narendra Modi, Joyojeet Pal • November 23 -- No lecture. • November 30, 10 to 11:30 am -- Populist Politics in Latin America, Robert S. Jansen, Ph.D. • December 7, 10 to 11:30 am -- The Future Lies East: Postcommunist Europe’s New Model of Populism, Kevin Deegan-Krause, Ph.D. • December 14, 10 to 11:30 am -- European Populism: Similarities and Differences with the Past, Andrei S. Markovits More detailed descriptions of the lectures and speaker biographical sketches are included in the online catalog entries for the individual lectures.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 11/02/2017 - 12/14/2017
Day of Week : Thursday, no lecture on 11/23
Time : 10 - 11:30 a.m., 11/9 lecture: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $30.00
Event Status : COMPLETED