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Book Talk with Dr. Maria Snegovaya: "When Left Moves Right"

January 30, 2024 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Please join the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program for the launch of Dr. Maria Snegovaya's book, "When Left Moves Right: The Decline of the Left and the Rise of the Populist Right in Postcommunist Europe." To pre-order a copy, please click here.

The book explores the rise of right-wing populist parties in postcommunist countries over the last two decades, often at the expense of previously successful center-left parties that had rebranded as pro-market following the collapse of communism in the region. Using various levels of analysis, Dr. Snegovaya argues that scholars must incorporate economic factors when explaining the collapse of support for left-wing parties and the rise of their rivals on the populist right. Additionally, she claims that the supposed uniqueness of this process in Eastern Europe has been overstated, with parallel processes playing out in historically Western countries as well.

Max Bergmann will moderate a conversation on the book's findings between Dr. Snegovaya and Dr. R. Daniel Kelemen. This event is online-only, and will run from 3:00-4:00PM on January 30, 2024.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Contact Information

Max Bergmann
Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and Stuart Center
R. Daniel Kelemen
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program