Connections Episode 23
The Global Far Right
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Cas Mudde
On Thursday, 18 November, Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Cas Mudde about the global far right. This episode of Connections examines whether the far right is today ascendant or in decline, and the extent to which it forms a coherent global movement.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Cas Mudde is a political scientist and global authority on populism and political extremism, particularly the European and American far right. He is the Stanley Wade Shelton Professor at the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs, and also holds the rank of Professor at the University of Oslo’s Center for Research on Extremism. The co-founder and convenor of the Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy of the European Consortium for Political Research, Mudde is a prolific author whose books include The Far Right in America (2018), The Far Right Today (2019), and The Israel Settler Movement Assessing and Explaining Social Movement Success (2021). He is also a columnist for The Guardian.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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