This public, hybrid event is devoted to discussing how populist governments of the global North and South responded to the pandemic in the particular context of the demise of democratic institutions.
The Covid-19 pandemic posed multiple challenges for countries and governments all over the world. This public event is devoted to discusses how populist governments of the global North and South responded to the pandemic in the particular context of the demise of democratic institutions. Our research within the CIVICA research network analyses the relationship between populism, welfare and health policies, and democratic backsliding in a diverse set of countries including Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Hungary and Poland. The research applies an interdisciplinary approach across Social Policy, Political Economy, and Comparative Politics in order to examine the content of policy changes as well as vital aspects of populist policy-making, such as procedures and discourse.
This public event is aimed to share our preliminary findings and critically debate the welfare and public health-related - policy measures and outcomes as well as measures serving autocratic rule not directly related to the Covid-19 crisis across these countries.
Please note that this is a hybrid event. You may join in person at Sala del Capitolo – Badia Fiesolana, European University Institute, Via dei Roccettini 9 San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence), or follow it online. Please register here.
The conference is the final event of our Welfare, democracy, and populism under the Covid-19 crisis (WELDECO) project. Learn more about it here.
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