Eliane Glaser

Eliane Glaser, Lewis Goodall and Matthew Goodwin

The Present and Future of Populism

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Thu 18 October 2018

Eliane Glaser, Lewis Goodall and Matthew Goodwin

The Present and Future of Populism

Eliane Glaser
Thu 18 October 2018,

There’s a rising tide of people across the West – from the United States to France, Austria, Sweden and the UK – who feel excluded, alienated from mainstream politics, and increasingly hostile towards minorities, immigrants, refugees and neoliberal economics. Many see national populist movements, which have begun to change the face of Western liberal democracy, as the solution. Is this the last act from an ageing electorate? Is it a working class revolt? Are we approaching the end of liberal democracy? What would a people’s vote on Brexit mean for politics and society? Is it a deliberate tactic of the right? And is the Corbyn surge a populism of the Left? Eliane Glaser, BBC Radio broadcaster and author of Anti-Politics: On the Demonisation of Ideology, Authority and the State (pictured), joins Lewis Goodall, political correspondent for Sky News and author of Left for Dead: The Strange Death and Rebirth of the Labour Party, and Matthew Goodwin, co-author of National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, to debate the current state and likely future of populism.

This event is run in collaboration with the Global Parliament of Mayors annual Summit 2018, taking place in Bristol 21-23 October 2018. The Summit aims to bring up to 100 global mayors together to agree new ways of partnering and collectively influencing international processes on issues like urban security and migration. This series of events looks at issues of democracy, populism, social mobility, refugees, immigration, and identity. For further information on the Global Parliament of Mayors, see https://globalparliamentofmayors.org

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