The volume deals with the following questions: Why is populism so prolific in the Latin American region? How and where do populist leaders arrive to power? Is there a connection between populism and fascism as claimed by negative views of Argentinian Peronism? Are populist leaders more keen on introducing mechanisms of direct citizen participation? Are the erosions of the political party system an explanation of the emergence of populism, as seems to be the case with Fujimorism in Peru? To what extent have the governments of Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales and Rafael Correa given voice to the people through the so-called participatory democracy?
This event will mark the launch of the book by Yanina Welp entitled The Will of the People. Populism and Citizen Participation in Latin America
Yanina Welp, AHCD Research Fellow
Victoria Finn, European University Institute (EUI)
Marc Hufty (The Graduate Institute)
Neus Torbisco Casals, Senior Research Fellow, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
This event takes place in the context of the Geneva Democracy Week as part of the programme organised by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy.