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The resurgence of populism

Populist parties have become a force to be reckoned with in many countries around the world. What explains this sudden, widespread re-emergence of political protest? Three LMU specialists explore the driving forces behind this development.

Read the entire interview (Source: LMU Munich)

Prof. Dr. Karsten Fischer Chair of Political Theory at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science at LMU. Born in 1967, Fischer studied Political Science, Philosophy and International Law in Bonn and Frankfurt am Main. He obtained his PhD and completed his Habilitation at Humboldt University in Berlin. Fischer has also held academic positions at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humboldt University.

Prof. Dr. Carsten Reinemann Chair of Communications Science with a Focus on Political Communication at LMU. Reinemann (born 1971) studied Journalism, Politics and Psychology at Mainz University, where he obtained his PhD and completed his Habilitation. He was appointed to his present position at LMU in 2008.

Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel Chair of Eastern and Southeastern European History at LMU. Schulze Wessel (born 1962) studied Modern History and Eastern European History in Munich, Moscow and Berlin. He obtained his PhD at the Free University in Berlin and completed his Habilitation at Halle University. From 2012 to 2016, he served as Chairman of the Association of German Historians

Katja SimonsLMU Munich