The New Nationalism: the rise of the populist right in the West


Event Date: 8 November 2017

Room B35
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents:

The New Nationalism: the rise of the populist right in the West

This panel explores the causes behind the rise of the populist right in Western Europe and North America, with reference to nationalism and immigration. Presenters, from both Europe and North America, are leading authors on the subject of nationalism, populist right politics and the politics of the white working-class in the West. This wide-ranging discussion will explore questions such as whether identity, material deprivation or political opportunity best explains the rise; the impact of immigration and ethnic change on populism; the white working-class and populism; the role of psychological authoritarianism; the emergence of a new nationalist-globalist cleavage bisecting the right-left divide in western politics; and whether right-wing populism will continue to be a force into the foreseeable future.


Justin Gest (George Mason University, Washington, DC)

Daphne Halikiopoulou (Reading)

Matthew Goodwin (Kent)

Chair: Eric Kaufmann (Birkbeck)


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