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Illiberalism and Populism: The New Normal? (Forum 2000, 2018)

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Forum 2000 | October 8, 2018

The rise of populist and illiberal politics and politicians is seen as one of the major threats to the current democratic order – both internal and international. Emergence, through democratic means (!), of leaders as different as Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump, Victor Orbán, Matteo Salvini, or Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has shaken the post-Cold War order to its core. What have been the results of the populist wave so far? Was it a necessary wake-up call? Is populism the new mainstream?

Participants: Maia Sandu, Economist, Politician Jan Zielonka, Professor of European Politics, St Antony’s College, Oxford University Dan Schueftan, Director, National Security Studies Center, University of Haifa Ralf Fücks, Managing Partner, Zentrum Liberale Moderne

The Illiberalism Studies Program studies the different faces of illiberal politics and thought in today’s world, taking into account the diversity of their cultural context, their intellectual genealogy, the sociology of their popular support, and their implications on the international scene.