In this file photo, Poland’s opposition party Nowoczesna leader Ryszard Petru (C) with other parliamentarians hold a card reading ‘#Free Media in Sejm’ during a protest in Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament in Warsaw, Poland, December 16, 2016. The ruling Law and Order Party had proposed rules limiting news media access to the parliament. (EPA/MARCIN OBARA)
As we head into election season in Europe, the question that dominated the past spring’s elections remains on everyone’s mind: What will be the fate of populist movements, parties and candidates? I reached out to Stanford University political scientist Anna Grzymała-Busse, who just guest-edited a special issue of Slavic Review on “Global Populisms.” What follows is a lightly edited version of our discussion.
JT: You recently were the guest editor of a special online issue of Slavic Review on “Global Populisms.” First off, what exactly do you mean by that term?
AGB: We hear a lot about populism — but it is both an amorphous concept and very diverse set of movements and parties. Populists (as defined by University of Georgia political scientist Cas Mudde) seek to represent the interests of “the people” against what …read more
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