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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

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

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

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

Keynote speakers Simon Tormey (University of Bristol) María Esperanza Casullo (Universidad Nacional de Río Negro) Call for Papers After the rise of Trump and Brexit, it has almost become a cliché among scholars and commentators to suggest that we are living through a ‘populist moment.’ As the argument goes, populism has always been a significant force in Europe and the Americas, but its rise had been characterised by episodic and context-specific surges…. Read More

The Populism Specialist Group (SG) is requesting paper and panel proposals for the PSA’s 70th annual conference in Edinburgh. The phenomenon of populism appears alive and well and shows no signs of disappearing with multiple manifestations around the globe. Why is this? Are the extant analytical and conceptual frameworks sufficient, or are they in need of development? And what are the reactions that the global rise of populism triggers? These and other questions will frame… Read More