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Interview with Paul Taggart


How do democracy and populism go together?




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Populism is a buzzword in politics around the world – the Brexit vote in Britain and Donald Trump in the US presidential elections to name just a few examples. Is it also a threat to democracy?

Paul Taggart is an expert on the subject. The professor of politics at Sussex University in England gave a keynote speech at a recent international conference in Zurich and put the phenomenon into context.

The two-day conference was organised by the NCCR Democracy and the Foundation for Population, Migration and Environment.