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Research interests

Aurelien Mondon currently works on various project related to liberal and illiberal articulations of racism and right-wing populism, and their impact on liberal democracies. His research interests include:

  • Liberal and Illiberal Racisms and Islamophobias in elite discourse
  • Right-wing populism and the people as a ‘threat’ to democracy
  • The far right and its influence on mainstream politics (historical and contemporary)
  • The relationship between voting, abstention and democracy

Current project:

Aurelien Mondon has published widely in the mainstream and more specialised media such as CNN, the Guardian, The Independent, Open Democracy, Jacobin, Newsweek, DiscoverSociety, Libération

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University

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Research Output 2009 2018

Critical Research on Populism: Nine Rules of Engagement

De Cleen, B., Glynos, J. & Mondon, A., 12 Apr 2018, In : Organization. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Liberal and Illiberal Islamophobia

Mondon, A. & Winter, A., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Key Readings in Islamophobia. Zempi, I. & Awan, I. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The political logic of populist hype: The case of right-wing populism’s ‘meteoric rise’ and its relation to the status quo

Glynos, J. & Mondon, A., 1 Jul 2018, Populism and Passions: Democratic Legitimacy after Austerity. Cossarini, P. & Vallespín, F. (eds.). Routledge, (Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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The Radical Right in Australia

Mondon, A. & Fleming, A., 26 Apr 2018, Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right. Rydgren, J. (ed.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

Understanding the mainstreaming of the far right

Mondon, A. & Winter, A., 26 Aug 2018, Open Democracy.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access