Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Center for European Studies
Techno-Populism: The New Logic of European Politics
A Talk by Carlo Invernizzi Accetti, Assistant Professor of Political Science, The City College of New York
European party politics has traditionally been understood in terms of a struggle between left and right ideological poles. Yet, recent developments have seen the emergence of a variety of actors and movements that do not seem to fit these categories, from Italy’s Five-Star Movement, to Spain’s Ciudadanos, and France’s La République en Marche. In different ways, all these new actors and movements combine an anti-establishment ‘populist’ appeal with ‘technocratic’ claims to expertise. As such, they point to a new structuring logic of contemporary European politics, whereby the combination of populist and technocratic elements replaces the ideological struggle between left and right. Carlo Invernizzi Accetti will examine some of the causes, as well as potential consequences, of the rise of ‘techno-populism’ as the new structuring logic of contemporary European politics.
Sponsoring Departments: Center for European Studies and Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
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