SEI scholars secure grant for populism project
SEI-based Professor of Politics Paul Taggart and Marie Curie Inter-European Fellow Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser have obtained a £30,000 British Academy International Partnership and Mobility (IPM) grant to undertake a three-year project on 'Populism in Europe and Latin America: A Cross-Regional Perspective'.
This is a joint project with Pierre Ostiguy from the Institute of Political Science at the Catholic University of Chile that seeks to develop a number of workshops with the aim of comparing contemporary manifestations of populism in Europe and Latin America.
It is expected that the interaction between area specialists dealing with these regions will contribute to gain new insights into at least three subjects:
1) the concept of populism as such and its regional particularities;
2) the factors that hinder and foster the (re)emergence of populism;
3) the existence of different strategies to deal with populism, which can be seen as more or less successful from a democratic point of view.