Mile End Institute

Is Corbyn a populist?

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10 April 2019

Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm
Venue: Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London

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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: Philippe Marliere (UCL), Oscar Garcia Agustin (Aalborg University), Bice Maiguashca (University of Exeter) and David Kogan

Chair: Lasse Thomassen (Queen Mary)

3-5 pm in Bancroft Building, 3.40

The event is free, but you must register your place.

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).