School of Politics and International Relations

Is Corbyn a populist?

10 April 2019

Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm
Venue: Bancroft Building, room 3.40, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS

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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: Tim Bale (Queen Mary) (tbc), Philippe Marliere (UCL), Oscar Garcia Agustin (Aalborg University).

Chair: Marina Prentoulis (UEA)

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).