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Cas Mudde

Political scientist and expert in populism and far-right extremist movements.

Cas Mudde is a political scientist and professor at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, USA, and professor at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo. He has specialised in the study of right-wing extremist movements and populism in Europe, with the aim of exploring how liberal democracies can protect themselves from extremisms without conditioning their own values. Featured amongst his publications are Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2007, winner of the Stein Rokkan Prize), SYRIZA: The Failure of the Populist Promise (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and, with Cristóbal Rovira, Populism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017), which has been translated into over 20 languages. In The Far Right Today (Polity Press, 2019), he analyses the distinctive features of the resurgence of the so-called fourth wave of the extreme right, seeking to clarify one of the key political challenges of our time. Mudde gives lectures around the world and is an advisor in political affairs for governmental and non-governmental organisations. He was the co-editor of European Journal of Political Research and the collection Routledge Studies in Extremism and Democracy. Mudde has written in various academic publications, and is a columnist for the US edition of The Guardian, as well as collaborating with VoxEurop. Mudde also has his own podcast, RADIKAAL, where he engages music, politics and sports.

Update: 13 February 2023


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A morning with Cas Mudde

Battling the Extreme Right

Cas Mudde

The Far Right Today