Anti-Establishment Parties in Southern Europe: The austerity – democracy nexus
Tis 26.5.2015 kl. 10:00-12:00
The political scene in crisis-ridden Southern European countries is
experiencing fundamental change due to the rise of anti-establishment parties.
After Syriza’s victory in Greece, Podemos and Ciudadanos are expected to become
key players in Spanish politics at the next general elections, scheduled for
the fall of 2015. In Italy, the Five Star Movement is now the strongest
oppositional force to the Renzi government. What are the factors leading to the
rise of these parties? Do they present a problem or an opportunity for the
European Union and European democracy? The seminar explores the political,
economic and social circumstances that allowed anti-establishment parties to
become prominent in national politics, and assesses their impact on EU politics.
Teemu Sinkkonen, Senior Research
Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
The Five Star Movement: a key player in Italian politics?
Chair: Kristi Raik, Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Further information: Sannamari Bagge, tel. +358 9 432 7711, sannamari.baggefiia.fi