European Wednesdays | Populism as a political style If populism is not quite an ideology, strategy, discourse or political logic, then what kind of phenomenon is it? In its last book (‘Le style populiste‘, Éditions Amsterdam, 2019) the Groupe d’Études Géopolitiques argues that the best way to understand contemporary populism is as a political style that is used by a wide range of actors across the world today. This approach stresses the performative aspects of populism, contextualising populism’s position in the heavily mediatised and ‘stylised’ milieu of contemporary politics.

Some useful reading, in preparation of our discussion:


Come discuss with us in St John’s College, Oxford (New Seminar Room in Canterbury Quad) on Wednesday 23 October, from 7 to 8:15 pm.

🍻🍷 Free refreshments will be provided at 7PM and the session starts at 7:15 promptly.

The one-hour discussion will be followed by more informal one at the college’s bar.

No debate experience or political background is necessary. We value diversity of perspectives and opinions.