A new project sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation at the Freeman Spogli Institute's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law examines the global surge in populist movements and what it means for established democratic rules and institutions.
Populism argues that the establishment elites are a corrupt and unresponsive cartel, and that the people need to have their general will represented.
Project working definition
Populism by the Numbers
22 Average % of vote for populists in Europe in 2016
2016 Peak year of Google mentions for populisms
40 % support for populists in French presidential election
The Freeman Spogli Institute and CDDRL will convene a conference of experts to discuss how populisms arise, forms of populism in America and internationally, and whether and how much populism is a threat
"Global Populisms: A Threat to Democracy?"
November 3 & 4 | Encina Hall | Stanford University
Convening experts to study and report on the surge in populist movements around the world