ABC Big Ideas – Are We Facing The New 1930S?

by | Nov 17, 2016 | Sydney Democracy Network

Across Europe, the US and Asia right-wing political parties have created what Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, termed “galloping populism.” Movements like the Sweden Democrats, the National Front in France, the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands and other voices on the far right are calling for their once open countries to close up and turn inward. Are these trends reminiscent of the state of affairs in the decade preceding World War II?

Highlights of The new 1930? presented by the Monash European and EU Centre. 27 October 2016.


Dr Michael Hau
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University
Gloria Davies
Professor of Chinese Studies, Monash University
John Keane
Professor of Politics and Director of the Sydney Democracy Network at University of Sydney
Chair: Marko Pavlyshyn
Director of the Monash European and EU Centre

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