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

  • ANU Bell Hall, ANU Canberra,

Pippa Norris

Public Lecture: Trump, Brexit and the Rise of Populism

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. 

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

Abstract: 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.