Populism in Central and Eastern Europe
The lecture discusses populism with emprical examples from Central and Eastern Europe. It presents the antagonistic logic of populism, its relationship with democracy, as well as the structure of social and political opportunities that give rise to populist moods. Additionally it elaborates on the phenomenon of strategic populism, its ideological variations, and the features of populist discourse.
Dr Mikolaj Rakusa-Suszczewski is associate professor of sociology at Center for European Studies at University of Warsaw. He has published extensively in the field of sociology and anthropology, political philosophy, and history of ideas.