In this episode of the Monsoon Podcast, Guy Exton puts populism centre stage, exploring its characters in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

For better or for worse, 2018 was a year of populism.

Champion cricketer Imran Khan was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, President Duterte of the Phillipines finished his second year of office, and the impacts of Brexit’s Vote Leave and the policies of US President Donald Trump continued to ripple across the world. What is populism, how did we get here, and where to next?

On this Monsoon Podcast, Guy Exton accompanies Dr Jessica Genauer on a journey around the world’s populist democracies.

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Dr Jessica Genauer is a lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. Her recent PhD thesis examines the impact of election system design during periods of regime transition in the Middle East and North Africa.

Feature image source: The Epoch Times

Music: Ride of the Valkyries – from “Die Valkyrie” by Richard Wagner, performed by American Symphony Orchestra.

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Monsoon's contributors are all students in the Asia-Pacific region. Interested? Contact us at contact [at] themonsoonproject [dot] org!

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