Populist movements across the world arise as responses to problems with democracies. Butironically, once they are in power, they tend to undermine democracy. This presentation will explore populism’s place in and challenge to democracy—here in America, and around the globe.
Kirk Hawkins is a Professor of Political Science at BYU. His research focuses on political organization and populism, and he directs Team Populism, a global scholarly network studying populism’s causes and consequences.