Populism in a Turbulent World
How to understand and how to define populism are debated themes within political science. The objective of the course, given by Halmstad University College, is for students to acquire conceptual, theoretical, and empirical knowledge of the meanings, causes, and effects of populism as well as its historical and current character in various contexts.
The students will also develop the ability to assess different academic perspectives on the topic and to independently and critically analyze populist rhetoric, as well as the social, economic and political conditions that promotes the growth of populism. Lastly, the students will develop the ability to analyze the complex relationship between populism and democracy.
General entry requirements, English course 6, Civics course 1b / 1a1+1a2.
Available for exchange students. Limited numbers of seats.
Language of instruction:
Teaching is in English.