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700090-M-3
Populism and Active Citizenship
Course info
Course module700090-M-3
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department of Philosophy; Philosophy;
Is part of
M Philosophy
Contact persondr. D.S.M. Deweer
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. D.S.M. Deweer
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Coordinator course
dr. D.S.M. Deweer
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Academic year2019
Starting block
BLOK 3
Course mode
Full-time
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Aims
  1. The student is able to define and to evaluate the main characteristics of populism by making use of concepts and ideas from the work of Jan-Werner Müller and Ernesto Laclau.
  2. The student understands the causes of the rise of populism and the relationship between populism and nationalist and antiglobalist movements.
  3. The student understands the relationship between different conceptions of populism and different theories of democracy.
  4. The student is able to evaluate the importance and the limits of active citizenship in light of the rise of populism, making use of concepts and ideas from post-Marxism and contemporary republicanism.
Content
All over the world, liberal democracies – even established ones such as the US, UK, France and the Netherlands – are confronted with a rise in populism. Are populist politicians such as Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders a threat to or a blessing for our democracies? What exactly characterizes populism and how does it relate to nationalism and movements that resist globalization? Where do anti-establishment sentiments come from and what can be done to address them? May a more active conception of citizenship be part of the solution?

We discuss standard texts on populism (Jan-Werner Müller, Ernesto Laclau,...), theory of democracy (Robert Dahl, Chantal Mouffe,...) and republicanism (Michael Sandel, Philip Pettit,...).
Course available for exchange students
Master level, conditions apply
Timetable information
Populism and Active Citizenship
Required materials
Literature
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ISBN:9780141987378
Title:What is Populism?
Author:Jan-Werner-Müller
Publisher:Penguin (paperback)
Literature
Additional texts will be made available through Canvas.
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