Invitation from the Anti(?) Constitutional Populism Research Project
Webinar: Democracy Unmoored
Tuesday, 27 June 2023, online at 11am Riga time
Keynote speaker: Professor Samuel Issacharoff
On this occasion, Samuel Issacharoff will be joining us for a discussion about his recent book, Democracy Unmoored: Populism and the Corruption of Popular Sovereignty (Oxford University Press, 2022).
The 2016 election of Donald Trump focused people’s minds on populism, and most of the attention paid to the subject since has been on the threat it poses to wealthy democracies. In contrast, this book takes a far wider-angle view of the phenomenon, covering countries from across the globe: Brazil, Poland, Argentina, Turkey, India, Hungary, Venezuela, and more.
Just as importantly, the book focuses on populism’s attack on the institutions of governance.
The book has been described as providing a ‘powerful new account of how populist movements are sabotaging political institutions from within and undermining democracies across the globe’.
The discussion panel for this webinar will be leaders of our research project, Dr. Adam Czarnota, Rector of Riga Graduate School of Law, Professor Martin Krygier, of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Professor Wojciech Sadurski of the University of Sydney.
The event is free, but registration is essential to gain access to this webinar.