1st December 2015 | Old Courtroom, Brighton

12 Years of Populist Politics in Argentina: The Emancipatory Project and Its Limits

Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics & Ethics (CAPPE) (University of Brighton),
Catedra Ernesto Laclau, (University of Buenos Aires) and the British Academy

This lecture by Paula Biglieri, Professor Of Politics from the University of Buenos Aires, was part of an ongoing International collaboration between the University of Brighton and the University of Buenos Aires. Funded by the British Academy this partnership researches populist politics in Latin America and in Southern Europe in order to develop and account Transnational Populism. Professor Biglieri is a world renowned expert in discourse theory, and in the populist politics of Argentina during hte past twelve years. In elections last week Argentinians elected a Conservative government. Professor Biglieri spoke about recent events, and analysed the lessons for Greece and Spain in light of the Argentinian experience.

Professor Paula Biglieri is a scholar of discourse theory and Argentinian and Latin American Politics. She has published, among other books, The Uses of Psychoanalysis in Ernesto Laclau’s Theory of Hegemony (2012) and In the Name of the People: The Emergence of the Kirchnerista Populism (2007)

This event is part of a British Academy funded project which aims to secure a long-term partnership between Argentinian and UK scholars and research centres concerned with the politics, economics and ideology of populist movements of the left in Latin America and Europe. It is jointly hosted by the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Brighton.

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