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 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 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 (

Any queries can be directed to the conference email address:

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