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The Populist Radical Left in Europe: peculiarities, prospects, relevance

  • 29 November 2019
  • 4.30pm-6.30pm
  • Room LDN102, Loughborough University London

About this event

In this event, we draw on key findings of a new collective volume titled 'The Populist Radical Left in Europe' to open a necessary and long overdue discussion:

  • What are the peculiarities of the populist (radical) left in Europe?
  • What are the characteristics that are in common and what differentiates actors that are grouped together in this family?
  • How should we explain the different electoral performances of populist left parties and the fact that they seem to do consistently worse than their right-wing counterparts?
  • How do new populist democratic movements, like the indignados, shift our understandings of populist politics, organisation, strategies of transformation and democracy?
  • Is the populist left still relevant in Europe and what should we expect from such parties and movements in the foreseeable future?

The event will open with introductory remarks by the editors of the volume, Giorgos Katsambekis (Loughborough University) and Alexandros Kioupkiolis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), followed by a round-table discussion and Q&A session.

Participants in the round-table:

  • Simon Tormey (University of Bristol)
  • Emmy Eklundh (King's College London)
  • Marina Prentoulis (University of East Anglia; member of SYRIZA London, Labour, Another Europe is Possible)
  • Chair: Helen Drake (Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance, Loughborough University London)

The event is supported by the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Populism Research Group at Loughborough University as well as the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University London.

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