The Challenge of Populism to Representative and Federal Democracy

11th July 2019

A Global Policy Institute seminar sponsored by the Federal Trust and Max Weber Studies journal and hosted by Coventry University London.


Professor Ralph Schroeder, Oxford Internet Institute:
Populism and the role of digital media

Dr Marzia Maccaferri, Goldsmiths, University of London:
Populism and the tradition of direct democracy in Italy

Professor Alan Scott, University of New England, New South Wales:
Populism and neo-nationalism in Austria and the UK

Professor Sam Whimster, Editor of Max Weber Studies:
Tendencies in plebiscitary leadership and the undermining of representative democracy

Dr Michael Lloyd, Global Policy Institute:
Federal democracy as the alternative to populism

Video summaries by the speakers: