Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Aurélien Mondon

Senior Lecturer in French and comparative politics working on racism, populism, the far right and the crisis of democracy

Aurelien Mondon

Senior Lecturer in French and comparative politics
Director of Learning and TeachingPhD

1 West North 2.31
Email: a.mondon@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6258

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Dr Mondon joined the Department in September 2012. He comes from an interdisciplinary background focusing on discourse analysis, politics and history, as well as French and Australian studies.

Dr Mondon currently works on various project related to racism and right-wing populism, and their impact on liberal democracy.

His various academic and media contributions can be found on his blog.

Research Interests

Working primarily in the recent mainstreaming of the extreme right, and the impact of neo-racist and right-wing populist discourse on liberal democracies, Dr Mondon's research interests include:

  • Racism, 'neo-racism' and Islamophobias in elite discourse
  • Right-wing populism and the people as a ‘threat’ to democracy
  • The extreme and radical rights and their influence on mainstream politics (historical and contemporary)
  • French and Australian modern and contemporary history and politics
  • The relationship between voting and democracy

Current projects

Teaching

Undergraduate

Publications

Book/s

Mondon, A., 2013. A Populist Hegemony?:The mainstreaming of the extreme right in France and Australia. Ashgate.

Westendorf, J.-K., Mondon, A. and Hoffstaedter, G., 2012. How to start a free university. Melbourne Free University.

Book Sections

Mondon, A., 2016. The irresistible rise of the Front National - Populism and the mainstreaming of the extreme right. In: Report by the PRIO Cyprus Centre. PRIO.

Mondon, A., 2013. 'Fair Dinkum' politics or the end of politics. In: Tavan, G., ed. State of the Nation. Collingwood, Australia: Black Inc.

Articles

Mondon, A., 2015. Populism, the people and the illusion of democracy:the Front National and UKIP in a comparative context. French Politics, 13 (2), 141–156.

Mondon, A., 2015. UKIP, from a single issue party to the radical right: real symptom, wrong diagnosis. TOR - The Open Review of Social Sciences, 1 (1), pp. 25-27.

Mondon, A., 2015. The French secular hypocrisy:the extreme right, the Republic and the battle for hegemony. Patterns of Prejudice, 49 (4), pp. 392-413.

Mondon, A., 2014. The Front National in the twenty-first century:From pariah to republican democratic contender. Modern and Contemporary France, 22 (3), pp. 301-320.

Mondon, A., 2013. Nicolas Sarkozy's legitimization of the Front National: background and perspectives. Patterns of Prejudice, 47 (1), pp. 22-40.

Mondon, A., 2012. An Australian immunisation to the extreme right? Social Identities, 18 (3), pp. 355-372.

Badiou, A., Ling, A. and Mondon, A., 2009. Translation of Alain Badiou 'Cinema as a democratic emblem'. Parrhesia, 6, pp. 1-6.

Non-academic press

Mondon, A., 2015. Hollande declaring war will not rid Europe of terror. The Conversation

Mondon, A., 2015. Ne tombons pas dans le piège de peur et d’exclusion tendu par Daech. The Conversation

Mondon, A., 2015. Paris terror attacks:France now faces fight against fear and exclusion. The Conversation

Mondon, A., 2015. European reactions to the UK election result. The Conversation

Mondon, A., 2015. Divided we stand:nationalism on the march across Europe. The Conversation

Mondon, A., 2015. Could the Le Pen family feud be a cunning political ploy? The Conversation

Mondon, A., 2014. WIEVIORKA, Michel Le Front national entre extrémisme, populisme et démocratie Paris: Les Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, 2013 88 pp., 9.00€, ISBN: 978-2-7351-1620-1. Modern and Contemporary France

Mondon, A. and Startin, N., 2013. Far-right earthquake could be bigger than 2002 for France. The Conversation

Mondon, A., 2013. French reactionary hypocrisy: the hijab, gay marriage and secularism. Open Democracy

Mondon, A., 2012. France 2012:Sarkozy’s battle with the right hands Hollande the presidency. The Conversation

Mondon, A., 2012. France 2012:Sarkozy may be doomed, but Hollande faces an unenviable challenge. The Conversation

Mondon, A., 2012. The french election:The advanced symptoms of a sick democracy. Arena Magazine

Mondon, A., 2012. The year of the Front. Z Magazine

Mondon, A., 2011. Violent ideals or populist strategies? Re-Public

Mondon, A., 2011. France 2012:Sarkozy’s tough road ahead. The Conversation

Mondon, A., 2011. A lesson in populist rhetoric. Arena Magazine

Mondon, A., 2010. On the fluctuating value of lives. Arena Magazine

Mondon, A., 2010. A free university for Melbourne. Arena Magazine

Mondon, A., 2010. The 'Devil' in Haiti. Arena Magazine

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