In many Western countries have witnessed the rise of so-called Populist Radical Right-Wing Parties and Movements over the last few decades. It is important to note that this populist phenomenon stretches further than 'just' the rise of populist parties in these nations - the trend towards populism is also noticeable in the norms and values, and communicative styles people use on a daily basis. This course will offer a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and empirical perspectives pertaining politics and society in general and the phenomenon of populism in particular. In the course, on many occasion, a comparative perspective - that is, comparing groups, times or nations - will be used to clarify theoretical and empirical issues.
Type of instructions
Lectures and Seminars
Type of exams
Written exam and paper
- to be announced on blackboard.