Populism and democracy
The international conference "Populism and Democracy" held in June 2016 in Zurich bought together an exclusive group of leading experts in populism research in order to reflect on the relation between democracy and populism. The conference focused on three main topics:
- Populism in different (historical, political, economic, media structural) contexts
- Populist and non-populist actors
- Populism and voters
The program included two roundtable discussions with the international experts and with journalists, see conference program. As part of the conference, NCCR Democracy invited journalists Judith Huber (SRF "Echo der Zeit"), Christof Moser (Schweiz am Sonntag) and Peter Rásony (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) to discuss the research findings of the NCCR Democracy with NCCR researchers Laurent Bernhard, Frank Esser and Werner Wirth. Watch the video of the panel discussion (in German) "Die Anziehungskraft des Populismus" on Youtube.
Swissinfo-interview with Paul Taggart: How do democracy and populism go together? (4 July 2016)
The conference was hosted by the BMU/PME—The Foundation for Population, Migration, Environment and NCCR Democracy.