On April 26-27, REPRESENT will host a conference, Political Parties in the Age of Populism, at the University of Birmingham. The conference will examine the challenges populism poses to traditional political parties, the opportunities it might create for new forms of political participation, and the implications of both for efforts to promote democracy overseas.
A distinctive feature of this conference will be its emphasis on building bridges between academics conducting research on these themes, and policy-makers and practitioners confronting these problems in the field. Speakers will include representatives from organisations such as International IDEA, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems.
Full details of the conference, including the schedule, are available in this document.
Those interested in attending the conference should contact Susan Dodsworth by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP as soon as possible, as spaces are limited.
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