Beveridge 2.0 Themes



The symposium defines populism broadly to encompass not just traditional “economic populism” —strongly redistributive economic policies that endanger fiscal and monetary stability— but also the newer strand of “political populism” –an approach to politics that emphasizes identity cleavages and denies the respect for pluralism and the protection of minority rights that is at the root of liberal democracy. Economic and political factors are related and interact. An ultimate aim of the project would be to outline a unified conceptual approach to the causes and dynamics of populism, which would be essential before one can begin to suggest institutional and policy reforms to address the dangers of populism.



Populism in the post-Covid-19 world

Thursday 23 July 2020
Speakers: Various

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Populism: Causes and Responses Lecture

Thursday 19 September 2019
Speaker: Professor Michael Ignatieff and Professor Pippa Norris
Chair: Professor Andres Velasco

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Populism: Causes and Responses Workshop

Friday 20 September 2019
Speakers: Various