UCL European Institute


Populism in Europe and the Americas

06 September 2012–18 October 2012, 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

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 18 October 2012

18 Oct 2012, 6.15-8.15pm

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Room 433 (4th floor)
16 Taviton Street
London WC1H 0BW
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Counterpoint are holding the launch of the book 'Populism in Europe and the Americas', edited by Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, and published by Cambridge University Press. 

This is the first book to offer a genuine cross-regional perspective on populism and its impact on democracy. By analysing current experiences of populism in Europe and the Americas, this edited volume convincingly demonstrates that populism can be both a threat and a corrective to democracy. The contributors also demonstrate the interesting similarities between right-wing and left-wing populism: both types of populism are prone to defend a political model that is not against democracy per se, but rather at odds with liberal democracy. Populism in Europe and the Americas offers new insights into the current state of democracy from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view.


Dr. Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, (University of Sussex)                                  co-editor of the book and Marie Curie Research Fellow

Prof. Paul Taggart (University of Sussex)

Dr. Francisco Panizza (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Chair: Dr Catherine Fieschi, (Director of Counterpoint)


RSVP to Lila Caballero: lila.caballero@counterpoint.uk.com