Marxism and Populism

Room: 
Room 1.29, Law & Politics Building
Time Slot: 
Monday 26th March 09:30 - 11:00
Panel Chair: 
  • Dr Robin Jervis (University of Brighton)
Panel Discussant: 
  • Professor Terrell Carver (University of Bristol)
Panel Members: 
  • Dr Valeria Weis (National University of Central Buenos Aires)
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  • Dr David Bates (Canterbury Christ Church University)

This session is part of the new Studies in Marxism ‘interventions’ series which aims to draw on the critical resources of Marxism to understand key developments in contemporary politics and social life. This series encourages contributions from those operating broadly within a Marxist ‘tradition’ or in some way influenced by that tradition. ‘Interventions’ is a direct response to a type of ‘retreat’ of Marxism scholarship over the last 25 plus years into theoretical exegesis. Whilst theoretical exegesis remains a concern of the Marxism Specialist Group (and the journal Studies in Marxism) this session will link theory directly – and critically - with intervention in a range of concrete debates - from Brexit to the emergence of Donald Trump.