Political Extremism and Threats to DemocracySummer Course

DIS Summer, Political Extremism and Threat to Democracy in Stockholm
Major Discipline(s)
International Relations, Political Science
Location: Stockholm
Session 3

The surge in polarization and populism is the most important political development of the 21st century. What are the major causes of the increase in polarization and populism? What are the likely consequences of these developments? What can be done to mitigate the risks to our social and political order? Address these issues from a comparative perspective to understand the main similarities and differences between the U.S. and selected nations in the European Union.


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Steve Turner

DIS Summer Faculty

M.A. in Political Sociology, Harvard University.  Extensive teaching experience in comparative politics, multiculturalism, globalization, welfare state policy and positive psychology. Works as a Leadership Consultant, bringing the lessons from modern psychology and neuroscience to the world of business. Also an avid squash player and kayaker. With DIS since 2016.