What's Happening in Contemporary Western Politics?

What's Happening in Contemporary Western Politics? is an event bringing together academics and policy-makers which seeks to unravel the interesting and oft-unexpected events that have taken place over the past months in Western politics.




- Introduction
- What is Populism as a concept?
- Our experts give their take on American, British, French, Italian and German elections:

Populism group – Andy Knott (University of Brighton)
American Politics – Mara Oliva (University of Reading)
Italian Politics – Davide Vampa (Aston University)
French Politics - Jim Shields (Aston University)
German Politics – Josefin Graef (University of Birmingham)
British Politics – Andy Mycock (University of Huddersfield)


- To what extent can we really say that this is a populist moment? And what do these elections all mean?


- Roundtable questions to the panel from the audience


- Networking reception with wine and canapés


Further programme details coming soon.

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