Brought to you by Hopkins at Home
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to May 19, 2020
Coursera Lecture + Live Discussion
Discussion 5:30 - 6:30 PM EDT via Zoom.
Around the world, from Italy to Brazil, and from Hungary to the United States, populist candidates and governments are fundamentally changing the political landscape. In this course, we explore the nature of populism; investigate whether populism poses an existential threat to liberal democracy; explore the causes of the populist rise; and discuss what strategies might allow non-populist political actors to push back.
Join Yascha Mounk as he guides you through this exploration of politics and populism.
Week 1 (5/5) : What is Populism?
Week 2 (5/12) : Is Populism a Danger to Liberal Democracy?
Week 3 (5/19) : What Caused the Rise of Populism - and How Can Democracies Protect Themselves Against It?
Yascha Mounk is an Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs as well as a Senior Fellow of the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Contributing Editor at The Atlantic and the host of The Good Fight podcast. His latest book is The People vs Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is In Danger and How to Save It.