Workshop: Crash course on the study of populism

2021-03-15

Välkommen till en workshop 14 april 2021 kl. 10.00-13.00 om att studera populism.

Workshoppen leds av professor Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser (Diego Portales-universitetet, Chile), gästforskare vid Uppsala Forum. Workshoppen är öppen för samtliga och riktar sig särskilt till postdoktorer, doktorander och master-studenter. Sista anmälningsdag är 30 mars 2021 till Sofia Näsström.  Workshoppen hålls på engelska. Läs mer här.

Studying populism in comparative perspective: state of the art and avenues for future research

Academic interest in populism remains high and the issue achieves powerful resonance in public debate, particularly because of the difficult relationship between populism and democratic politics. At the same time as the prominence of populism in the politics of Europe and the Americas has been growing, the scholarship on populism has gradually developed from being a very disparate set of literatures to being a more coherent body of work, in particular when it comes to studying populism in comparative perspective. Accordingly, this workshop seeks to offer an overview of the state of the art on the academic debate on populism. Special emphasis will be given to

a) the concept of populism (defined as a specific set of ideas characterized by the Manichean distinction between “the people” and “the elite”),

b) empirical studies on the demand-side (e.g. populist attitudes) and the supply-side (e.g. populist discourse) of the populist phenomenon,

c) the ambivalent relationship between populism and democracy, and finally

d) the future research agenda on this topic.

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