The past fifteen years have seen a resurgence of populist politics in Europe ranging from parties such as the Front national in France to the left-wing party Podemos in Spain. What is the significance of these movements at a moment of persistent economic malaise, intense popular frustration with unemployment and social inequality, anti-immigrant sentiment, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism? Three distinguished experts in the field, Laurent Bouvet (Université de Versailles à St. Quentin en Yvelines), Sophia Perez (Boston University) and Cas Mudde (University of Georgia) offer their perspectives.
With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.
Laurent BouvetProfessor of Political Science, Université de Versailles, St. Quentin-en-Yvelines
Cas MuddeProfessor of International Affairs, University of Georgia