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School of Politics and International Relations

POL312 Populism a Global Perspective

POL312 Populism a Global Perspective (POL312A - Autumn) 

Credits: 15
Semester: A

Contact: Dr. Stijn van Kessel
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: This module focuses on the concept of populism and instances of populism in the real world. Due to the recent rise of populist parties and candidates, populism has become a much-debated theme.  The term is also problematic, as it is often ill defined, applied randomly and used in a pejorative manner. The module will focus on the meaning and implications of populism and the various ways in which it has been expressed throughout time and space.


Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: Literature review -1500 words (40%), Take-Home exam (60%)
Level: 6