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Book Talk [CANCELLED] | Cristóbal Kaltwasser: "Riding the populist wave: Europe's mainstream right in crisis"

Dec 12, 2022 | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

This book talk with Prof. Dr. Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser about his book - "Riding the populist wave: Europe's mainstream right in crisis" (Cambridge University Press 2021) can unfortunately not take place in 2022. The event will be made up for in 2023, information will follow.

About the Event

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. To address this research gap, in this presentation, Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser will give an overview of the edited volume "Riding the populist wave: Europe's mainstream right in crisis" published by Cambridge University Press last year. By combining qualitative case studies with large-N quantitative analysis, this book 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.


Dr. Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser is a Professor of Political Science at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile, Associate Researcher at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES). He is the co-author, with Cas Mudde, of Populism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017) and co-editor, with Tim Bale, of Riding the Populist Wave. Europe’s Mainstream Right in Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2021). He was a Senior Visiting Fellow at SCRIPTS in 2021.

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Attending the Event

Public, in-person event.

Please register at irc@scripts-berlin.eu, stating your name and institution.

Time & Location

Dec 12, 2022 | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS
Edwin-Redslob-Straße 29, 14195 Berlin
Conference Room (3rd floor)
Access is not barrier-free.