Me The People – webinar recording

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Speaker: Nadia Urbinati

As the first in our webinar series for 2021, on 26 May Nadia Urbinati* joined us to discuss her book Me The People: How Populism Transforms Democracy (Harvard University Press, 2019).

To discuss the ideas that she advances in the book, the panel in conversation with Professor Urbinati was the leaders of our research project, Associate Professor Adam Czarnota and Professor Martin Krygier, both of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law & Justice, and Professor Wojciech Sadurski of the University of Sydney Law School.

The session was recorded and the archive edition is now available for viewing.^

The discussants take a tour of key themes from the book, then several of the international audience participated in the Q&A session (Q&A begins after about 1 hour).

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For those with a more limited download speed, an audio-only file is provided below.

Our project co-hosted this talk with the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law.

^Recording was advised to all participants. Views expressed herein are those of the authors/speakers and are not necessarily those of the Australian Government, the Australian Research Council, or the individual’s parent institution.

*Nadia Urbinati is the Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory at Columbia University, New York. In addition to Me The People, her many books include The Tyranny of the Moderns (Yale University Press, 2015) and Democracy Disfigured: Opinion, Truth and the People (Harvard University Press, 2014). She is also the author of numerous articles in academic journals, more recently on the crisis of democracy, political parties and antidemocratic ideologies, and is a columnist for leading Italian newspapers.