How to Defeat Populism

Monday, 5 December 2016, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, IWM library
The lecture seeks to explain why populism is dangerous for democracy.  It offers an account of what populists do when in power and also suggests a number of strategies to fight populism – without falling into the trap of damaging democracy while seemingly defending it.

Jan-Werner Müller is Professor of Politics at Princeton University. His research interests include the history of modern political thought, liberalism and its critics, constitutionalism, religion and politics, and the normative dimensions of European integration. Currently he is a Visiting Fellow at the IWM.

Muelller_Populismus_webHe is the author of Constitutional Patriotism (Princeton UP, 2007; German, Chinese, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, and Serbian translations), A Dangerous Mind: Carl Schmitt in Post-War European Thought (Yale University Press, 2003; German, French, Japanese, Greek, Serbian, and Chinese translations) and Another Country: German Intellectuals, Unification and National Identity (Yale University Press, 2000; Chinese translation). In addition, he has edited German Ideologies since 1945: Studies in the Political Thought and Culture of the Bonn Republic (Palgrave, 2003) and Memory and Power in Post-War Europe: Studies in the Presence of the Past (Cambridge UP, 2002). His most recent German book Was ist Populismus, based on his IWM Lectures in Human Sciences in 2015, was published by Suhrkamp in April 2016.

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