Thursday 30 March 2017, 6.30 pm
Populism. Evolution or democratic emergency?
A debate on the rise of populism.
Circolo dei Lettori, Sala Grande | Via Bogino 9, Torino
Over the course of the last few years, populism has often been considered a pathological phenomenon of representative democracy. But the desire of citizens to participate and anti-political sentiment seem to be two sides of the same coin. It is a complex phenomenon, about which philosophy and political science can still say much, investigating origins, contexts and consequences. Is populism the disease of democracy? Or is it an effect within democratic dynamics that could contribute to revitalising them?
President of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, has taught in the universities of Rennes, Paris II and Sciences Po. He founded and directed the Robert Schuman Center at the European University Institute of Florence, of which he is also the President. In his works he deals with democracy, government processes and populism. Together with Yves Surel, he is the author of the book Populismo e democrazia (il Mulino, 2004).
Associate Professor of Political Philosophy at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society at the University of Turin. She has given many lectures and conferences at Italian and foreign universities. Among her areas of study are theories of democracy, populism and plebianism. Among her latest publications are: Cittadini senza politica. Politica senza cittadini (Edizioni Gruppo Abele, 2016); In nome del popolo. Il potere democratico (Laterza, 2011); Comunitarismo (Laterza, 2004).
Professor of Political Science at the University of Florence. He has taught in various European and South American universities. He is one of the major scholars of the populist phenomenon. Among his publications are: Italia populista. Dal qualunquismo a Beppe Grillo (il Mulino, 2015); La rivoluzione impossibile (Vallecchi, 2010); Fascismo. Teorie, interpretazioni e modelli (Laterza, 2003) and Dal Msi ad An (il Mulino, 1997).
Graduate in Political Science at the Political Science School ‘Cesare Alfieri’ of the University of Florence. He is a doctoral student of Constitutional Law at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, where he was a student. He is a member of CEST. He studies forms of government and Italian constitutional order, with a particular interest in parliamentary systems, and in the structure and organisation of government and the rôle of political parties.