Discussion about Authoritarian Populism in Europe - 2016 09 15

On 15th of September, 2016, Institute of International Relations and Political Science together with Lithuanian Free Market Institute invited to the public discussion about Authoritarian Populism in Europe

At the beginning of the new millenium voters from all over Europe started to show more and more support for populist parties. In a majority of countries those parties get seats in a government. In June 2016 Swedish organization TIMBRO released the Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index 2016 to, which surveys and analyses the popularity and influence of populist parties in 33 European countries from 1980 to 2016.

In this study two main things were measured:  public demand expressed by the voter and political influence of elected parties and MPs. 


During the discussion speakers talked about political and economic populism in Europe. Lithuanian Free Market Institute also presented the findings of the evaluation of the term of office of Lithuanian parliament.

Speakers: President of Lithuanian Free Market Institute Žilvinas Šilėnas, head of publishing at the Swedish liberal think tank Timbro Andreas Johansson Heinö, lecturer of IIRPS VU assoc. dr. Mažvydas Jastramskis, PhD candidate Jogilė Stašienė. Discussion was moderated by the Research Director of IIRPS VU assoc. prof. dr. Inga Vinogradnaitė.

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