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Workshop ‘Comparative Analysis – Interim Results’

Dates: 1-12 June 2020

Location: online

The aim of this workshop was to enable the ESRs to present their work-in-progress and receive feedback from their peers and the supervisors. Five half-day workshops were organised by theme, method or case study.


Day 1: 1 June 2020

Theme:    Discourse

Francesco Melito (ESR02): ‘The role of culture and tradition in the shift towards illiberal democracy:​ The counter-hegemonic challenge of Polish neo-traditionalism.​

Michael Cole (ESR04): ‘The Influence of Russia on Ukrainian and Georgian Far Right Discourses’​

Sabine Volk (ESR04): ‘PEGIDA, Dresden, Memory & Me’

Day 2: 2 June 2020

Theme:   Economics

Paulina Lenik (ESR07): ‘The determinants of economic populism in Central and Eastern Europe’

Elena Cossu (ESR08): ‘The Effect of Populism on Growth: the Case of Hungary’

Denis Ivanov (ESR09): ‘Socio-economic Inequality and the Rise of Populism in Europe​’

Day 3: 4 June 2020

Theme:   Gender and sexuality

Carolin Heilig (ESR01): ‘Linkages between civil and political society: Women’s mobilisation and the Polish U-turn’

Slobodanka Dekic (ESR13): ‘Negotiating Family in Populist Times: Family Politics and LGBT organizations in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina’

Mina Baginova (ESR15): ‘Post-1989 Social Movements in East Central Europe: Activist Cultures of Contemporary Feminist Movements and Women’s Mobilizations in Poland and  Slovakia​’

Day 4: 11 June 2020

Theme:   Xenophobia

Tiril Ellingsen Thue (ESR10): ‘Anti-Semitism in the post-Yugoslav space: the case of Croatia and Serbia​’

Carlos Gomez del Tronco (ESR11): ‘The mainstreaming of Islamophobia in Czech political discourse, 2010-2020: strategies, ideologies and processes​’

Olena Yermakova (ESR12): ‘Escape from liberalism. The right-wing turn in Central and Eastern Europe and the problem of ‘otherness’

Day 5: 12 June 2020

Theme:   Hungary and Hungarians

Andrzej Sadecki (ESR05): ‘Centenary of Trianon – memory politics ​in Orbán’s Hungary​’

Ionut Chiruta (ESR06): ‘Triadic Nexus Relationships in an age of Populism: Interactions Between Romania, Hungary, and the Hungarian Minority in the Székelyland’

Máté Mátyás (ESR14): ‘Populist Mediatisation of a Social Movement:​ Media and Civil Society Under Populism in Post-Communist Hungary​’