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Book Launch Discussion - "Riding the Populist Wave: Europe's Mainstream Right in Crisis" - Prof. Dr. Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, IRC Senior Fellow

Jun 23, 2021 | 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM

Date: 23.6., 12:15-13:45

Moderation: Tanja A. Börzel

Discussion: Tanja A. Börzel, Jan-Werner Müller


"In spite of the fact that Conservative, Christian democratic and Liberal parties continue to play a crucial role in the democratic politics and governance of every Western European country, they are rarely paid the attention they deserve. This new edited volume, combining qualitative case studies with large-N quantitative analysis, reveals a mainstream right squeezed by the need to adapt to both 'the silent revolution' that has seen the spread of postmaterialist, liberal and cosmopolitan values and the backlash against those values – the 'silent counter-revolution' that has brought with it the rise of a myriad far right parties offering populist and nativist answers to many of the continent's thorniest political problems. Does the temptation to ride the populist wave rather than resist it ultimately pose a danger to liberal democracy? "


„This is an open event, please contact irc@scripts-berlin.eu if you want to participate.“

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2021 | 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM

Freie Universität Berlin
Video conference