PolBeRG Seminar - The Logic of Populist Mobilization across Time and Space, by Hans-Georg Betz

Date: 
October 19, 2015 - 17:30 - 19:00
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
809
Event type: 
Event audience: 
Presenter(s): 
Hans-Georg Betz

On Monday (19.10.) 17.30 at FT 809 Hans-Georg Betz, University of Zurich, will present his paper titled The Logic of Populist Mobilization across Time and Space’.

Short introduction:

Populist parties and movements are firmly established in contemporary liberal democracies.  Yet it is still not entirely clear what mechanisms account for their initial breakthrough and success.  A comparison of five populist mobilizations across time and space (late nineteenth-century United States and France, early twentieth-century Colombia, late twentieth-century Italy and current-day Spain) suggests that there is a distinct logic to populist mobilization.  The analysis confirms the crucial importance of the appeal to emotions provoked by a profound sense of social injustice to the success of populist projects.

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Please find the paper attached below.

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