CONTEMPORARY POPULISM AND ITS POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES: DISCOURSES AND PRACTICES IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Belgrade, 12-13 December 2019
Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade
Center for Cooperation with EU
Populism in Central-Eastern Europe and South-Eastern Europe has been framed through theoretical ideas and expectations based on West European experience. However, the region’s experience of populist politics has diverged from that of Western Europe in important ways. In older West European democracies, the most typical vehicle for populism are, for the moment, new or previously marginal illiberal challenger parties which confront an essentially liberal, non-populist mainstream. In Central-Eastern Europe and South-Eastern Europe, it is the “mainstream” which is or has become populist. Therefore, it is important to elaborate which of these universal indicators of populism can be applied to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Western Balkans, and what kind of particularities will crystallize as a consequence of the socialist background. The main aim of the conference is to gather scholars that are researching different aspects and manifestations of populism in the region.
Discussions at the conference will focus on the following topics:
- The Historical Context (s) of the Development of Contemporary Populism
- The (Sub)Cultural Context (s) of the Development of Contemporary Populism
- Populism and the Contemporary Geopolitical Context (populist politics and discourses and their relationship to the “global political actors” – Russia and the USA, supranational bodies and structures)
- Patriarchy, Misogyny and Homophobia as Elements of Contemporary Populist Discourses and Politics
- Anti-Semitism and Populism
- (New)Media and the Use of Populist Discourses
- Populism from the Social Margin
- Populism and Euroscepticism
- Historical Revisionism and Populism
- The Anti-bureaucratic Revolution in Yugoslavia: 30 years later
- Populist Discourse in Historical Perspective
- Populism and the Process of (Post-Socialist) Transition in Central-Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
- Populism and Democracy in Central-Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
November 8th 2019 – Abstract submission. You can submit your abstracts (max 250 words) to the following email: [email protected]
Abstracts should include the name of the author, the institutional affiliation of the author, the title, keywords (maximum five), text of the abstract should be in English.
The working language of the conference is English.
November 12th 2019 – Announcement of Selected Abstracts.
January 10th 2020 – Final paper submission for the conference proceedings.