Global Book Series - Technopopulism: The New Logic of Democratic Politics

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Democracies around the world are currently under pressure. In this bookProfessor Christopher Bickerton (University of Cambridge) and his co-author Carlo Invernizzi Accetti (CUNY) explore what they call ‘techno-populism’, in which appeals to technocratic expertise as well as populist invocations of ‘the people’ represent a new political logic that is being superimposed on the traditional struggle between left and right.

Professor Bickerton will be joined in conversation with Associate Professor Will Partlett (University of Melbourne). This event will be chaired by Professor Rosalind Dixon (UNSW).


Christopher Bickerton is a Professor in Modern European Politics at POLIS and an Official Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He has published widely in the fields of social and political science, and has also written articles for the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, New York Times, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs and The Big Issue.

William Partlett is an Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne Law School. He writes and teaches in the field of public law, focusing on the relationship between history, constitutional law, and state-building.

Rosalind Dixon is a Professor of Law and Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at UNSW. She previously held an appointment at the University of Chicago Law School and is a leading comparative constitutional law expert and the immediate past president of the International Society of Public Law.