The European Union’s response to radical right-wing populism

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ludvig Norman, Uppsala University

 Institute of European Studies

The rise of radical right-wing populism is often regarded as one of the most serious challenges to European democracy and European political cooperation. In recent years, extreme nationalist parties have accumulated considerable support in European elections. In some EU member states, most notably Poland and Hungary, governments are increasingly challenging liberal democracy, taking steps towards authoritarian forms of politics. This talk considers what is done at the European level to counter-act these developments. Ludvig Norman presents recent research on this topic. The shapes and forms of contestation found at the European level are discussed and tied to the longer history of handling democratic threats, most clearly emerging in the first half of the 20th Century.

Ludvig Norman is Researcher and Lecturer at the Department of Government, Uppsala University and 2016-2017 Visiting Scholar at the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley.

 friedman@ghi-dc.org, 510-643-4558