Is Populism a Threat to European Democracy?

Is Populism a Threat to European Democracy?
Supporters of the Podemos party, Madrid, Dec. 20, 2015 (AP photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss the United States’ relationship with Pakistan, evolving U.S. strategic partnerships, and the possibilities for unrest in the run-up to Kenya’s presidential elections next year. For the Report, Jan-Werner Müller joins us to talk about the growth of populism and the role it plays in European politics.


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Relevant articles on WPR:

High Hopes, Great Disappointments: U.S.-Pakistan Relations Under Obama

Are the Winds of Change Blowing for U.S. Strategic Partnerships?
Protests and Clashes Likely Just the Start of Political Unrest in Kenya
Populists and Technocrats in Europe’s Fragmented Democracies
History’s Postscript: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional audio credits:

UKIP MEPs: It’s people power that will win this referendum – UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP
European Commission: Joint press conference by Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker
Al Jazeera English: Poles Apart – People & Power

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