Mar
15
3:30 pm15:30

Trump, Brexit, and the rise of Populism: Economic have-nots and cultural backlash

Pippa Norris

Public Lecture:

Wednesday 15th from 3.30-5.00pm followed by light refreshments

Horizons Seminar Series, Bell School, Australian National University

Lecture Theatre 1.02, Sir Roland Wilson Building (120), McCoy Circuit, ANU

ANU Canberra. 

http://apcd.bellschool.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/5112/trump-brexit-and-rise-populism-economic-have-nots-and-cultural-backlash

Rising support for populist parties has disrupted the politics of many Western societies. What explains this phenomenon? Two theories are examined here. Perhaps the most widely-held view of mass support for populism – the economic insecurity perspective–emphasizes the consequences of profound changes transforming the workforce and society in post-industrial economies. Alternatively, the cultural backlash thesis suggests that support can be explained as a reaction against cultural changes that threaten the worldview of once-predominant sectors of the population.