The aim of this webinar, held on October 16, 2020, 11am-1pm, was to discuss the relationship between populism and democracy, starting from Nadia Urbinati’s new book, Me, the People: How Populism Transforms Democracy (2019). The panelists looked at how populism, as a mode of representation, thinks of and operates with the political dimension — as consisting of a dual power, the power of will and the power of judgment.
Nadia Urbinati, Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory, Columbia University, USA
Wendel Antunes Cintra, Professor, Department of Political Science, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
Debora Rezende de Almeida, Professor, Institute of Political Science, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Daniel Tourinho Peres, Professor of Philosophy, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
Alessandro Pinzani, Professor for Ethics and Political Philosophy, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
Moderated by: Jeffrey C. Goldfarb, Michael E. Gellert Professor of Sociology, New School for Social Research, USA