CCPL Zoom Webinar Book Talk:
A Pandemic of Populists (CUP, 2022)
with the author – Wojciech Sadurski
23 FEB 2023 (THUR) 22:00-23:30 (HK TIME)
Over the last decade, the world has watched in shock as populists swept to power in free elections. From Manila to Warsaw, Brasilia to Budapest, the populist tide has shattered illusions of an inexorable march to liberal democracy. Eschewing simplistic notions of a unified global populism, this book unpacks the diversity and plurality of populisms. It highlights the variety of constitutional and extraconstitutional strategies that populists have used to undermine the institutional fabric of liberal democracy and investigates how ruling populists responded to the Covid-19 crisis. Outlining the rise of populisms and their governing styles, Wojciech Sadurski focuses on what populists in power do, rather than what they say. Confronting one of the most pressing concerns of international politics, this book offers a vibrant, contemporary account of modern populisms and, significantly, considers what we can do to fight back.
Wojciech Sadurski, Challis Chair in Jurisprudence, University of Sydney
Kim L. Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Po Jen Yap, Professor of Law, HKU
Julius Yam, Assistant Professor of Law, HKU
This webinar is organized by the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, HKU and will be held via Zoom Meeting. Prior registration is required. For inquiries, please email Phoenix To at .