Right-Wing Populist Parties and Border Issues. Toward a Global Perspective

Event Start Date: November 12, 2019 2:30 PM
Event End Date: November 12, 2019 3:30 PM


Right-Wing Populist Parties and Border Issues. Toward a Global Perspective
Lecture by Dr. Oscar Mazzoleni
November 12 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Turlington 3310

The lecture will focus on the border issues in right-wing populist strategies. Although this linkage is rarely considered by scholarship, one might argue the construction of new borders, bridging anti-immigration stances and sovereignty claim, is part of a global trend. In order to highlight this argument, some Western and Central European as well as recent U.S. experiences will be addressed.

Oscar Mazzoleni is a professor of political science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and currently Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, NYC.

His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals such as Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Revue française de science politique, Government and Opposition, Party Politics, Swiss Political Science Review, Comparative European Politics, Contemporary Italian Politics and Populism amongst others. He is a co-editor of Political Populism. A Handbook (Nomos/Bloombury 2017, with R. Heinisch and C. Holz-Bacha) and of three recent comparative books: Understanding Populist Party Organisation. The Radical Right in Western Europe (Palgrave 2016, with R. Heinisch), Regionalist Parties in Western Europe. Dimensions of Success (Routledge 2017, with S. Mueller), The People and the Nation. Populism and Ethno-Territorial Politics in Europe (Routledge 2019, with R. Heinisch and E. Massetti). He is currently preparing a Special Issue on “Populism and Sovereignism” for the Journal European Politics and Society.

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