Populism: an eclectic view

20 February 2020
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Venue: Palazzo di Sociologia, via Verdi 26 (Trento) – Aula Kessler
Time: 14.00



Populism presented itself several times in the history of mankind, always taking different shapes in different times and different places. This is what makes it difficult to give an unequivocal definition of populism. Contemporary populism is rooted in economic, political and social conditions. Both strict disciplinary analysis and cultural "imperialism" (quite typical of economists) is bound to deliver baffling results. Populism can be understood only by respectfully putting together conceptual tools developed by political scientists, sociologists, economists and historians.


  • Mario Quaranta, Assistant Professor - Department of Sociology and Social Research