ICAS video: Is Japan susceptible to populism?

Public lecture video by Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS). This lecture was held on October 3, 2017. The speaker was Gregory W. Noble, Professor, Institue of Social Science, The University of Tokyo.

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Donald Trump, with his contempt for “political correctness” and determination to limit if not ban Muslim immigrants to the United States, reject the TPP and pull out of the Paris Accord; the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” from the European Union; Marine Le Pen’s vigorous presidential campaign against immigration in France; Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, Fidesz in Hungary and Duterte in the Philippines—populist parties and leaders have emerged around the world, and many have captured national governments. These movements typically reject existing structures, elites, procedures and norms, look askance at international cooperation, valorize strong leadership, and in some cases even violate laws and resort to violence.


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