February 4, 2021 - 1:30 pm
February 4, 2021 - 3:30 pm
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Focusing on the United States and Canada where populism historically had its roots and in which it is a long-standing political tradition, the lecture considers populism’s contradictory relationship with democracy. While celebrating “the people” and their capacity for mutually-beneficial cooperation, populism is simultaneously also charged with being deeply polarizing – being both socially exclusionary as well as prone to blaming others for political conflict.