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Presidential elections in France—the next shock?

Public panel discussion (in German) with Claire Demesmay, Hans-Georg Betz, Daniel Binswanger, Simon Bornschier, and Laurent Bernhard. Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 18:15 at the University of Zurich.

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After the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump, the focus of the world’s attention is now on the French presidential elections. Most observers agree that a victory for Marine Le Pen would have far-reaching consequences. Four days before the decisive second round of voting, four experts on populism and on French politics will give their assessments: How will this election determine the future of France and of the European Union? What role are globalization and mediatization playing in the rise of right-wing populism? Will the traditional left–right split in Europe soon be obsolete?

Dr. Claire Demesmay (German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP))
Dr. Hans-Georg Betz (University of Zurich)
Daniel Binswanger (Das Magazin)
Dr. Simon Bornschier (University of Zurich)
Moderation: Dr. Laurent Bernhard (NCCR Democracy)

Language: German

The panel discussion was part of the series "Globalization, Mediatization and Populism: Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century" to mark the conclusion of the NCCR Democracy research program.


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