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Mile End Institute: Is Corbyn a populist?

10 April 2019

Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm

For some, Jeremy Corbyn is a populist, for others not. For some, it’s a good thing that he is a populist, for others not. Pitting the many against the few, and the great emphasis on Corbyn as the leader may suggest that Corbynism is a form of Left populism. Others argue that Corbyn is more old school social democrat. We ask if Corbyn is a populist. Drawing on their experiences with populist politics in the UK, France, Spain and Denmark, the speakers discuss what it means if Corbyn is a populist: is populism a viable electoral strategy? And, once in power, what can we expect of a Left populist government?

Speakers: Tim Bale (Queen Mary) (tbc), Philippe Marliere (UCL), Oscar Garcia Agustin (Aalborg University) and Bice Maiguashca (University of Exeter)

Chair: Marina Prentoulis (UEA)

The event is funded by the Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) at Queen Mary University of London.

Organisers: Marina Prentoulis (UEA) and Lasse Thomassen (Queen Mary).

The event is free, but you must register your place.To book your ticket, visit Eventbrite.

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