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Month: December 2015

CfP – Populism in Southern Europe: The Changing Political Landscape, Charles University, Prague, 23-24 May 2016

CfP – Populism in Southern Europe: The Changing Political Landscape, Charles University, Prague, 23-24 May 2016

Panel proposal for Conference on ‘Current Populism in Europe: Impact on the Political Landscape’, Charles University, Prague, 23-24 May 2015

The Standing Group on Southern European Politics invites proposals for papers for a panel on POPULISM IN SOUTHERN EUROPE: THE CHANGING POLITICAL LANDSCAPE as part of the Conference on ‘Current Populism in Europe: Impact on the Political Landscape’ (see below).

Single-country case studies and comparative studies are both welcome. Proposals will be accepted from members and non-members of the Group.

Please send your abstract (300 words), full contact details and a brief c.v. to the Standing Group Convenor at deplan@otenet.gr by 20 February 2016.

The Institute for International Studies Charles University in Prague together with Heinrich Böll Stiftung organizes 23 and 24 May 2016 2nd Prague Populism Conference titled “Current Populism in Europe: Impact on the Political Landscape”. The conference is dedicated to a comparative analysis of individual EU member states where populism represents an important element of politics.

Within this context and aiming to explore populism from various conceptual, empirical and methodological perspectives, the conference encourages papers in the following topics:

1) Conceptualization and approaches towards “new” European populism
2) Populist attitudes towards refugees and migrants
3) Populism and new social movements in Europe
4) Welfare chauvinism and entrepreneurs in politics
5) Impact of populism on the political culture and political mainstream

Confirmed speakers:

Hélene Miard-Delacroix (Paris-Sorbonne Universit

Paul Taggart (University of Sussex)
Daniele Albertazzi (University of Birmingham)
Takis S. Pappas (European University Institute, Florence)
Applicants are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words and short CVs to mejstrik.m@fsv.cuni.cz by 29 February 2016. Accepted papers will be announced until 15 March 2016. There is no conference fee for participants.
More details will follow on the conference website, where you can find a summary of the previous edition of the conference (http://populism.fsv.cuni.cz/).

Any queries can be directed to the conference email address: mejstrik.m@fsv.cuni.cz

Panel proposal for the UACES Annual Conference, Queen Mary, University of London, 5-7 September 2016

Panel proposal for the UACES Annual Conference, Queen Mary, University of London, 5-7 September 2016

Podemos and the New Spanish Politics

The irruption of Podemos in the 2014 elections to the European Parliament has already made a profound impact on Spanish politics and the political system, which was profoundly changed in the general elections on 20 December 2015. Not only has Podemos established itself as part of the political landscape in Spain, but they have also redrawn the dimensions of that landscape. Their irruption onto the political scene has forced other parties to readjust their strategies, and Spanish politics is now no longer divided between left and right, but also between new and old. This panel explores the reasons behind the rise of Podemos, their ideology – in particular their populism – and the prospects for the coming years.

To be considered for inclusion in the panel, please email your proposal to Lasse Thomassen (l.thomassen@qmul.ac.uk), following the guidelines here: http://www.uaces.org/events/call/guidelines.php#individual_proposals by 15 January 2016.

ECPR General Conference: Call for Papers

ECPR General Conference: Call for Papers

The Southern European Politics Standing Group will be organising a Section at the ECPR General Conference on ‘Reconfiguring Southern Europe’.

Please click here to read the full Call for Papers.

For further details and to submit your papers, please visit: http://ecpr.eu/Events/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=550&EventID=95 or contact the Section Convenors, Georgios Karyotis (Georgios.Karyotis@glasgow.ac.uk) and/or Susannah Verney (deplan@otenet.gr)