PSA Populism Specialist Group

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The Populism Specialist Group of the PSA invites paper proposals on the following themes:   Panel 1: Populism(s) in Opposition/Populism(s) in Power ‘Populism in power’ seems to be a rather counterintuitive notion to the extent that public wisdom as well as most academic research are premised on the idea that populism can only be effective in opposition. Indeed, populism is often understood as a political strategy or rhetorical style that may be… Read More

Defining ‘populism’: Concepts, contexts, genealogies   Keynote speaker: Dr. Benjamin Moffitt   Call for papers   Today populism seems to be, once more, firmly back in the agenda. An avalanche of recent events have shocked and scandalized our public spheres internationally, puzzling academics, journalists and citizens alike. The Italian and BREXIT referendums and, in a more pronounced way, the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential elections constitute only the most recent… Read More