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Welcome to the 4th issue of Populism, the electronicnewsletter of Populism Specialist Group of the PoliticalStudies Association. We have recently held our 5th annualworkshop titled ‘Populism: New Perspectives’ and in page 2you will get a taste of how it went. Our second issue released back in July 2020 was dedicatedto left-wing populism. This issue shifts focus on the politicalspectrum and showcases the populist radical right. Itoverviews the ways the far right interacts… Read More

DAY 0 | Wednesday, June 9 17:00-18:15 | KEYNOTE: Dr Aurelien Mondon (University of Bath) – ‘The populist hype, ‘the people’ and the far right’ 18:15 | DRINKS & NETWORKING – Online breakout room DAY 1 | Thursday, June 10 09:00-09:30| Welcome by hosts/organisers 09:30-11:00 | Panel A1: Populism and Discourse Theory Carola Schoor (Maastricht University) – ‘A short-cut from individualism to populism – Laclau’s route to populism reassessed’ Thomás Zicman de… Read More

Joint conference of the DVPW Populism Group & the PSA Populism Specialist Group8-10 September 2021, Freie Universität Berlin DAY 1 | WEDNESDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER 2021 09:30-10:00 | Registration 10:00-10:15 | Welcome remarks and introduction 10:15-12:00 | Panel 1: Theoretical Considerations on Populism and the Squares (I) Arthur Borriello (Université libre de Bruxelles) ‘Navigating through the void: The paradoxes of European populism’ Emmy Eklundh (Cardiff University) ‘Performing sovereignty: Populism as the European condition’… Read More

PSA Annual Conference, 29 – 31 March 2021 You can view the full conference programme here. 1. Panel 523 Populism and mobilisation – from the margins to the centre of power 2. Panel 623 Populism, culture and identity across countries 3. Panel 723 Populism in Theory: Conceptual developments and challenges 4. Panel 823 Populism/anti-populism left and right 5. Panel 512 Populist Challenges to the Liberal Order (co-organised with the Anti-Politics Specialist Group)… Read More

The third issue of ‘Populism’ is released amid extraordinary circumstances. The ongoing pandemic creates uneasy conditions that directly affect our everyday lives at both personal and professional levels. The work-life balance is becoming increasingly obscure while uncertainty casts a shadow over the  future, especially for junior researchers. We hope to offer you something interesting and stimulating to read during these times. Until we meet again in person, we will try to sustain… Read More

Call for Papers Populism, Protest, and New Forms of Political Organization: Ten Years after the Movements of the SquaresSeptember 8-10, 2021, Free University BerlinJoint conference of the DVPW Populism Group Initiative & the PSA Populism Specialist Group The past decade has seen the emergence of – and growing scholarly interest in – populism in conjunction with a wide range of protest phenomena from below: from the Arab Spring to Hong Kong, from… Read More

Keynote speaker: Aurelien Mondon (University of Bath) Populism remains as hotly debated as ever with relevant studies proliferating in recent years to an unprecedented extent. This has led many to talk about the emergence of a distinct field of ‘populism studies’ which spans disciplines from political theory and comparative politics to anthropology and international relations. Within this context, and on the theoretical/methodological level, we have seen new critical perspectives on the phenomenon… Read More

DAY 1 | Monday, September 14 09:30-10:00| Welcome by hosts/organisers 10:00-11:15 | Panel 1: Populism, institutions and power Seongcheol Kim (WZB Berlin) – ‘A Typology of Populist Discourses in the Visegrád Four’ David Sánchez (Complutense University Madrid) – ‘Populism in times of institutionalism: the Spanish case’ Beatrice Carella (Scuola Normale Superiore) – ‘Anti-neoliberal populism in power: changing socioeconomic policies in Southern Europe?’ — Chair: Emmy Eklundh 11:15-11:45 | COFFEE BREAK – Online… Read More

This issue is dedicated to left-wing populism. It features interviews with Paula Biglieri and Luke March, timely commentary on the future and past of Left populism by Giorgos Venizelos and Yannis Stavrakakis, and reflections on the complex relationship between the pandemic and populism by Antonis Galanopoulos. It also includes four book reviews of recent publications on #LeftPopulism: Beatrice Carella reviews Giorgos Charalambous and Gregoris Ioannou’s ‘Left Radicalism and Populism in Europe’ (2019);… Read More