Populism and Politics in a European Election Year

Date/Time: Wed 04 Oct / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

School of Social Sciences (SoSS)


Populism and Politics in a European Election Year

In 2016, the rise of far-right nationalist populism heralded victory for Brexit supporters in the UK as well as Donald Trump ascending to power in the US. To capitalize on this momentum, the far-right parties of Europe convened in Germany in early 2017, ahead of a critical year of European elections. 

But despite the global mood, the right-wing nationalist parties have underwhelmed expectations in 2017. Significant losses by far-right populists Marine Le Pen In France, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, and now Angela Merkel streaking ahead in the German election polls, are serious blows to the far-right European movement and raise questions regarding its future. September 24 will see Germans head to the ballot boxes in the next major European election. What’s next for far-right politics in Europe? 

Join us for reactions to the German election, a discussion about post-election France and Britain, as well the state of populism in Europe by Dr Remy Davison, Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics at Monash University.

Dr. Remy Davison is Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics in the Department of Politics & International Relations and a UN Global Expert. He is the author of The Political Economy of the Eurozone Crises (forthcoming 2018), The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific: Conflict and Cooperation in the Asian Century (2017) and The Political Economy of Single Market Europe (2011).

Wednesday 4 Oct

TIME 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Kathleen Symes Library
251 Faraday Street 
Victoria 3053 

Send RSVP via event website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/populism-and-politics-in-a-european-election-year-tickets-37774361131 

For further information contact Esther McMahon on 0417440065


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