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Paris Aslanidis

Margaret Canovan, Populist Gadfly

  • 8 December 2021
  • 2pm-3pm
  • Online

About this event

Margaret Canovan (d. 2018) has deservedly won the thorough respect of the community of populism scholars around the world for her pivotal contributions to our subfield. However, as a community, we know very little about her overall career as a political theorist and the sources of inspiration that led her to occasionally – but very meaningfully – engage with the concept of populism.

In this presentation, Paris Aslanidis draws on her work on Arendtian philosophy, Chestertonian thought, Rousseau, liberalism, and nationhood, to argue that Canovan was an ideologically eccentric scholar with a distinctly populist outlook that she wielded to inform her trenchant criticism of mainstream Western liberalism.

About the presenter
Paris Aslanidis is a Lecturer of Political Science at Yale University, Department of Political Science and Hellenic Studies Program. His work on populism analyzes the phenomenon in political party systems as well as at the level of grassroots social movements. Paris has published with Political Studies, Democratization, Sociological Forum, Mobilization, International Political Science Review, and Quality & Quantity. His chapter on “Populism and Social Movements” was published in The Oxford Handbook of Populism.

This event is hosted by the Populism Research Group at Loughborough University. Registered attendees will receive a link before the event.

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