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Populism, Nationalism and Radical Politics Study Group


Populism in Europe today is arguably at the highest level seen since the end of the Second World War and currently is highly influential in national politics across the continent. The Study Group on Populism, Nationalism and Radical Politics aims to explore the driving forces behind the resurgence of populism in the current European political sphere as well as to analyze the effects that populism has on the existing political system. Drawing on expertise from sociologists, political scientists and regional specialists, this Study Group will address some of the most important questions surrounding the resurgence of populism across Europe, from its grassroots foundations to its effect on policy.


Study Group Events Calendar

What Unites Right-Wing Populists in Western Europe, Revisited Populism, Nationalism and Radical Politics — What Unites Right-Wing Populists in Western Europe, Revisited
April 12, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Elisabeth Ivarsflaten – Professor of Political Science, University of Bergen, Professor II Center for Research on Right-Wing Extremism, University of Oslo
Activating Populism: The Role of Blame Attribution Populism, Nationalism and Radical Politics Study Group — Activating Populism: The Role of Blame Attribution
March 1, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Kirk Hawkins – Associate Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University
  • Ryan Enos – Associate Professor of Political Science, Government Department, Harvard University
Trump, Brexit, and the Future of Nationalist Populism in the US and Europe Populism, Nationalism, and Radical Politics Study Group — Trump, Brexit, and the Future of Nationalist Populism in the US and Europe
September 28, 2016
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Joachim Fritz-Vannahme – Director, Programme Europe’s Future, Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Dani Rodrik – Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Theda Skocpol – Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Daniel Ziblatt – Professor of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science
  • Chair Bart Bonikowski – Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Populism, Nationalism, and Radical Politics Study Group, CES, Harvard University
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