Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Waseda University (Tokyo), is pleased to invite you to the 3rd Waseda Brussels Conference entitled “DEMOCRACY AT THE CROSSROADS: POPULISM AND ITS CONSEQUENCES ON POLITICAL TRUST”.
This academic event will take place on Tuesday 17 December 2019 at the Royal Academy of Belgium, in the presence of Japanese and European Professors and Researchers.
"There is a growing concern today that the increasing adoption of populist messages and styles by politicians may be undermining the quality of democracy. Has the diffusion of populist messages led to a decay in trust in politics? Is this phenomenon global and applicable - beyond Europe and the US - to Asian countries such as Japan? The Waseda Brussels Conference this year will focus on how the rise of populism has affected the ways in which politics works and citizens perceive politics in the contemporary world. The Conference will gather together experts in the study of electoral campaigning, political attitudes and behavior, public opinion surveys, social media data analysis, and not to mention of populism, both from EU countries and Japan."