Entries by grdec

SEMINAR: “Political Association: America’s Forgotten Tradition”

 Michael Jensen (University of Canberra) & Henrik Bang (University of Canberra) 5 July 2016, 12:00h, Seminar B This election cycle has seen a lot of attention to populism in American politics. Commentary by pundits (Baggini 2016; Eiermann 2016), scholars (Bonikowski and Gidron 2016a; Kazin 2016; Mair 2013; Norris 2016), and public intellectuals (Sandel 2016) have […]

SEMINAR: “Anti-Politics, Politicians and the Professional-Amateur Trap”

Paul Fawcett (University of Canberra) &  Jack Corbett (University of Southampton) 5 July 2016, 12:00h, Seminar B Why are politicians so unpopular? This article proposes a bridge between two different explanations present in the extant literature. The ‘gap’ explanation sees anti-politician sentiment as stemming from a combination of rising citizen expectations, poorly performing institutions, and saturated […]