Whilst Conservative, Christian democratic and Liberal parties continue to play a crucial role in the democratic politics and governance of every Western European country, they are rarely paid the attention they deserve. This book reveals a mainstream right squeezed by the need to adapt to both 'the silent revolution' that has seen the spread of postmaterialist, liberal and cosmopolitan values and the backlash against those values - the 'silent counter-revolution' that has brought with it the rise of several far-right parties offering populist answers to many of Europe’s most contentious political problems.
Does the temptation to ‘ride the populist wave’ ultimately pose a danger to liberal democracy?
Join us along with some of the authors and the editor of the collection for what promises to be both a timely and fascinating discussion.
Tim Bale (Chair), Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London.
Sarah de Lange, Professor by special appointment at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam.
Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Professor of political science at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile.
Paul Taggart, Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex.