UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Populism in Central and Eastern Europe: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

01 April 2022–02 April 2022, 10:00 am–3:00 pm

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This is the final conference of the FATIGUE Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network. The conference will take place in person in Prague, but will also be livestreamed online.

This event is free.

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Over the past decade, populist politicians and parties have enjoyed remarkable success across the globe. The rise of right-wing populism is perhaps most noticeable in post-communist Europe, where we have seen media pluralism, the protection of minorities, the sovereignty of civil society and the independence of the judiciary challenged and weakened.

The aim of this conference is thus to understand and respond to the rise of right-wing populism in Central and Eastern Europe. While recognising that populism is a political ideology, we argue that the causes and consequences of populism cannot be fully understood without a multidisciplinary analysis, drawing on the theories and approaches not just of politics but also economics, sociology, anthropology, history and linguistics.

The conference will include a conversation, followed by a Q&A, between Professor Jan Kubik, of Rutgers University and UCL, and Professor Cas Mudde, of the University of Georgia, two of the world’s leading experts on populism and right-wing politics.

Link to website and full programme: https://populism-europe.com/populism-in-central-and-eastern-europe-multi...