IIRPS VU invites to the public lecture “The Roots of the New Populism and its Implications for Democratic Politics” by Harvard university professor, outstanding political economist and one of the most well-known institutionalists Peter A. Hall. Lecture will take place on 23rd of May, 11:30 pm (room 402) in english.
This lecture will focus on currently observed rise in the popularity of populists in many countries with old democratic traditions. Events such as US presidential elections, Brexit referendums, also elections in Netherlands and France as well as parliamentary elections in Germany scheduled for the Autumn will be discusses on the basis of Peter A. Hall’s recent book
“The Politics of Representation in the Global Age: Identification, Mobilization, and Adjudication” linking recent trends to the concepts of social resilience and successful societies.
Peter A. Hall is Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies in the Department of Government at Harvard and CES Resident Faculty and Co-Director of the Program on Successful Societies for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Our guest is editor of a number of books such as “Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health” (with Michèle Lamont), “Changing France: The Politics that Markets Make” (with P. Culpepper and B. Palier), “Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage” (with David Soskice), “The Political Power of Economic Ideas: Keynesianism across Nations”, Developments in French Politics I and II” (with A. Guyomarch and H. Machin), “European Labor in the 1980s and the author of Governing the Economy: The Politics of State Intervention in Britain and France”. He is also known for more than hundred articles on European politics, policy-making, and comparative political economy. His current research focuses on the evolution of varieties of capitalism in Europe, the roots of the Euro crisis, and the social basis for inequalities in health across nations.