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“Weimar Europe? The Economic Crisis and the Far Right Threat” (Lecture)
September 6, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cas Mudde is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia’s International Affairs department. Born in the Netherlands, Professor Mudde received his MA and PhD from Leiden University. Prior to taking his position in Georgia, he taught at several institutions, including the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), the University of Edinburgh (UK), and the University of Antwerp (Belgium).
Professor Mudde’s research examines extremism and democracy within Eastern and Western Europe as well as in North and South America and Israel. Current research projects include: a cross-national and cross-regional study of populism and democracy, an investigation of Islamophobia in contemporary western politics, and a long-term project on challengers to liberal democracy which tries to answer the crucial question: How can liberal democracies defend themselves against extremist challenges without undermining their own core values?
Considered one of the foremost experts on populism and the extreme right, Professor Mudde is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject including: “Three Decades of Populist Radical Right Parties in Western Europe: So What?,” European Journal of Political Research (2013); Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2007); and The Ideology of the Extreme Right (Manchester University Press, 2000).