Radical right (Europe) A 2015 demonstration of Germanradical right group Pegida (Wikimedia Commons

An overview of the Radical Right in Europe

5:00pm - 6:30pm / Thursday 16th March 2017 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 7 Rendall Building
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Europe and the World Centre
  • Suitable for: Anybody interested in the topic, including university staff and students and members of the public.
  • Admission: Admission is free. Registration is essential, please register here.
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Radical right-wing populist parties, such as Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom, Marine Le Pen’s National Front or Nigel Farage’s UKIP, are becoming increasingly influential in Western European democracies. Their electoral support is growing, their impact on policy-making is substantial, and in recent years several radical right-wing populist parties have assumed office or supported minority governments.

In this talk Sarah de Lange addresses these developments, and examines what they mean for liberal democracy. She will focus especially on the Dutch case, as the elections in the Netherlands, which Wilders’ PVV predicted to win, take place on March 15.

This event is organised by the Europe and the World Centre