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The decline of traditional social democratic parties, the increasing vote share of the ‘Radical Right’ parties in Europe, an increasingly visible global ‘authoritarian surge’ bolstered by the rising influence of China, Russia and India, and the triumph of ‘illiberal’ leaders— such as Donald Trump, Viktor Orbán, Rodrigo Duterte and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan—in electoral democracies have accentuated concerns about the future of liberal democracies across the globe. It is now becoming clear that an ‘alternative future’ we might have to contemplate seriously in Europe and beyond is a future marked by the return of outright authoritarian regimes or a considerable ‘authoritarian drift’ in the practices of existing liberal democracies.

This seminar series aims to bring together a cross-disciplinary group of experts on populism, nationalism, authoritarianism and democratic theory to interrogate the emergence of this potential authoritarian ‘future’ and how it might be responded to in favour of different ‘alternatives’.

November 1: Dr Duncan McDonnell, Griffith University


November 8: Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho, SOAS University of London


November 29: Professor Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London + Round Table sponsored by PSA and BISA:


Round table speakers: Dr Joe Hoover, Queen Mary University of London, Sam Jarvis, University of Sheffield, Dr Miriam Ronzoni, University of Manchester, Dr Luke Ulas, University of Sheffield

The Political Studies Global Justice and Human Rights Specialist Group and the British International Studies Association Working Group on Ethics and World Politics are very pleased to co-host this afternoon event addressing the prospect of global justice and the future of global justice scholarship amid rising nationalism, authoritarianism and populism. A keynote address by Professor Yuval-Davis will be followed by a round table discussion and drinks reception.

January 18: Dr Nadine El-Enany, Birkbeck University of London

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