Italy will vote for a new national government on September 25. The outcome of the parliamentary elections could have dramatic effects on the country and European Union. Mabel Berezin is a comparative sociologist at Cornell University whose work explores fascist, nationalist and populist movements in Europe and associated threats to democracy.
Mabel Berezin is a comparative sociologist at Cornell University whose work explores the intersection of political institutions and cultural meanings with an emphasis on challenges to democratic cohesion and solidarity in Europe.
Cornell University experts from the American Democracy Collaborative, a group of scholars studying democratic backsliding around the world, are available to discuss the democracy summit and its outcomes.
Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology, says that current trends favor right-wing leader Marine Le Pen, and victories for her party in regional elections would cause French politics to “do somersaults.”
Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology at Cornell University and an expert on international populism and fascism, weighs in on the threats to democracy presented by President Trump and his allies as the November 2020 is certified this week.