IES Migrations Series: The Future of EU? Immigration and the Rise of Populism
From Pamela Hampton
Freedom House reports that its global index of civil rights and political liberties has been declining for 13 consecutive years from 2005 till 2018, with 68 countries experiencing a net decline in 2018 alone. Many of these countries are associated with Europe, including Hungary, Poland, Turkey and Russia. The recent threats to democracy, the rise of populism in Europe and elsewhere, UK’s vote on Brexit, and similar trends drive scholars to rethink the strength and future of the European Union. The anxieties about immigration shape both the populist and the protectionist discourses in these countries in different ways.
Donatella Di Cesare (Sapienza University of Rome)
Virag Molnar (The New School for Social Research)
Cas Mudde (University of Georgia)
Moderated by: Kenneth Roberts (Cornell University, Department of Government)