What difference does populism make in elections? The making of European governments and implications for Australia

Symposium

What difference does populism make in elections? The making of European governments and implications for Australia

Since the beginning of last year, one in five Europeans has voted for a populist party. Deep-seated concerns about the impact on the making of governments – and Presidents – appear to have been allayed for now. Brexit is regarded as a victory for populists in the UK yet Britain is deeply divided. Is populism on the wane? What difference does populism make in elections and afterwards? And what might this mean for Australia? This panel will discuss these issues.

Presenters

  • Dr Zim Nwokora
    Dr Zim Nwokora, Deakin University
  •  Paul Soyez
    Paul Soyez, Melbourne School of Government
  • Professor Philomena Murray
    Professor Philomena Murray, Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences and Research Director on Regional Governance in the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, The University of Melbourne