Populism and democracy: Friends or foes?



Pakhuis De Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam

Populism and democracy: Friends or foes?

Ben Crum

This evening is organised by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the context of the RECONNECT-project.

Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Sciences


Political systems in Europe are in turmoil. Long-established parties see their electoral support decline. At the same time, new parties, often labelled as ‘populist’, have come to the fore. Do these parties bring new vitality to the democratic system or do they threaten to undermine it? In this event we discuss the different experiences across Europe. Read more.