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)

FREE EVENT

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.

PRESENTER:
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).


DATE
Wednesday 4 Oct

TIME 6:30pm – 7:30pm

VENUE
Kathleen Symes Library
251 Faraday Street 
Carlton
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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