Nationalist Populism and the Future of Political Risk in the West

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Nationalist Populism and the Future of Political Risk in the West

20 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The political events of recent years have sent shockwaves throughout the established order of Western liberal democracies. Election after election has thrown up astonishing results, with the traditional parties on the back foot as populist and fringe candidates/parties make historical gains. Can we view these years of instability as a cathartic release, ahead of a correction back to the former status quo, or are we simply at the start of a dramatic new era of fundamental change and upheaval? 

To mark the publication of Prof. Matthew Goodwin’s new book, National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, this event will bring together a panel of experts on British and European politics and society, for a provocative and lively debate about how we found ourselves in an era of political risk, and what might be coming next. The discussion will cover the root causes of the volatility engulfing the West, the drivers of national populism, the impact and potential for genuine change and influence such movements hold, and how traditional parties could win back trust and legitimacy. 

Speakers 

  • Prof. Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics at the University of Kent and Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Chatham House
  • Rt. Hon. Gisela Stewart, Chair of Wilton Park and Chair of Change Britain
  • Stephen Bush, Special Correspondent for The New Statesman and columnist, The i newspaper
  • Sophia Gaston, Director of the Centre for Social and Political Risk at HJS, and Visiting Research Fellow at the LSE

 

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Venue

Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank
Westminster, SW1P 4RS United Kingdom

Organiser

Henry Jackson Society
Phone:
+44 (0) 20 7340 4520
Email:
rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org

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SPEAKER
Prof. Matthew Goodwin

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