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Chantal Mouffe

Chantal Mouffe

The Belgian political scientist and post-Marxist is best known for her contribution to the development – jointly with Ernesto Laclau – of the Essex school of discourse analysis that focuses on redefining theories of identity and politics of the Left. Mouffe has undertaken extensive research on the rise of right-wing populism in Europe. She is currently teaching at the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom, where she directs the Centre for the Study of Democracy.

Last updated on 12.03.2015
„Populism is a necessity.“
Chantal Mouffe

Conversation

  • For Belgian political scientist and post-Marxist Chantal Mouffe, right-wing populism is not a problem, as long as there is left-wing populism to counterbalance it. She tells Julia Korbik why populism could actually foster democracy instead of threatening it.

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