The Ideational Approach to Populism: Consequences and Mitigation

"The Ideational Approach to Populism: Consequences and Mitigation" will be a three day conference held at the IE School for Global and Public Affairs in Segovia, Spain June 24-26, 2019. The conference is organized by Team Populism, a research group based at Brigham Young University.

With populist forces gaining power in several countries for the first time in years, policymakers and citizens are more concerned than ever with populism’s consequences and how we should respond. In this conference, Team Populism will explore the consequences of populism and how they are mitigated. Participants will focus on different levels of analysis, including countries and the international system (democratic norms and institutions, economic and other policy outcomes, media behavior, and consequences for parties or party systems), as well as the level of individual citizens (social polarization and the psychology of populism). Participants will work towards the creation of an edited volume.