Cas Mudde: ‘Exit, Voice, Loyalty: Transformations in European Politics’

Venue: Peter Mair Library, G316, School of Politics and International Relations, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4.

Date and time: July 2, 14.00-15.30.

Cas Mudde is an Associate Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He was born in the Netherlands, where he gained his PhD in Political Science at Leiden University, under the supervision of the late Peter Mair. He has held tenure-track positions at Central European University (Hungary), the University of Edinburgh (UK), and the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He has also held visiting positions at Berlin Social Science Center (Germany), Charles University (Czech Republic), University of Amsterdam/Free University Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Academia Istropolitana (Slovakia), James I University (Spain), Malmo University (Sweden), Cornell University, and Rutgers University (US). He is currently co-editor of the European Journal of Political Research.

Professor Mudde is an expert on European politics and the foremost scholar on the far right in western democracies. His book Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2007) won the Stein Rokkan Prize in 2008 and was named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice in 2008. His co-edited volume Populism in Europe and the Americas: Threat or Corrective for Democracy? (Cambridge University Press, 2012) was named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice in 2013. In 2015 he won the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.

His other previous book publications include Youth and the Extreme Right (IDEBATE, 2014) and Political Extremism (SAGE, 2014, 4 Volumes), Racist Extremism in Central and Eastern Europe (Routledge, 2005), Western Democracies and the New Extreme Right Challenge (Routledge, 2004), Uncivil Society? Contentious Politics in Post-Communist Europe (Routledge, 2003), and the monograph The Ideology of the Extreme Right(Manchester University Press, 2000). His most recent books include: On Extremism and Democracy in Europe (Routledge, 2016), SYRIZA: The Failure of the Populist Promise (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), (with Cristobal Rovira KaltwasserPopulism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017), The Populist Radical Right: A Reader (Routledge, 2017), and The Far Right in America (Routledge, 2018).

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