Current Populism in Europe:

What's Next?

Monday, 27 May

9:00 – 9:45         Registration

9:45 – 10:00       Opening of the Conference:

              Angelika Ridder (Director, Goethe-Institut Czech Republic

              Klaus Linsenmeier (Head of the Prague Office, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

              Martin Mejstřík (Charles University, Prague)

 

10:00 – 11:45     Morning Session:

                          Chair + discussant: Reinhard Heinisch (University of Salzburg)

                          Marco Tarchi (University of Florence)
                          Populism and Extreme Right: Affinities and Differences

                          Stijn van Kessel (Queen Mary University, London)
                          Mobilising for Europe: pro-European activism in an era of populism and nationalism

                          Caterina Froio (Sciences Po, Paris)
                          Going Transnational? Networks and issues of (trans)national cooperation in Western Europe on Twitter.

 

11:45 – 12:45    Lunch

 

12:45 – 13:30    Keynote Paper

                          Reinhard Heinisch (University of Salzburg)
                          Adaptation and Persistence – How the Freedom Party exemplifies the revolution of RR Populism and
                          thereby changed our understanding of it.

 

13:30 – 15:15     Afternoon Session I: Populist voting behaviour                         

                          Chair + discussant: Stijn van Kessel (Queen Mary University, London)

                          Steven Saxonberg and Tomáš Sirovátka (Masaryk University, Brno)​​​​​​​
                          Welfare Attitudes and Voting for Populist Parties

Lukáš Linek and Ondřej Císař (Charles University, Prague)
Political Conflict Rearticulated? How to stabilize the electoral support of a populist party in government

Elie Michel and Diego Garzia (University of Lucerne)
The dark side of the electorate? The effect of negativity on the populist radical right vote

Léonie de Jonge (University of Cambridge)
At Last a Right-Wing Populist Party in Luxembourg? The role of the ADR in the 2018 general elections

 

Afternoon Session II: Conceptualization: is this still a thing?

Chair + discussant: Stephen Alomes (RMIT Melbourne)

Gianfranco Baldini and Matteo Giglioli (University of Bologna)
Bread or Circus? Long-term anti-political sentiment and the future of European populism

Roberto De Rosa (University Niccolo Cusano, Rome) and  Dario Quattromani (Roma Tre University)
Culture and Society in the Populist Age

Constantin Iordachi (Central European University, Budapest)
Paths to Radicalization: National-Populism, Radical Right and Fascism

Andrej Školkay (School of Communication and Media, Bratislava)
A Democratic Illiberalism, or a Formal Political Logic without a Predetermined Ideological Content?

 

 15:15 – 15:45   Coffee Break

 

PUBLIC EVENT

15:45 – 16:00    Opening of the public event

                          Jiří Drahoš (Chair of the Committee on Education, Science, Culture, Human Rights
                          and Petitions of the Senate of the Czech Republic)

                          Ellen Ueberschär (President, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin)

 

16:00 – 17:00    Keynote Paper

                          Cas Mudde (University of Georgia) 
                          The Populist Zeitgeist: 15 Years Later

 

17:00 – 17:15    Coffee Break

 

17:15 – 19:00    Evening Discussion:

                          Chair: Klaus Linsenmeier (Head of the Prague Office, Heinrich-Böll-   Stiftung)

                          Ellen Ueberschär (President, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin)

                          Piotr Buras (European Council on Foreign Relations, Warsaw)

                          TBC

 

19:00                 Reception

 

Tuesday, 28 May

  9:00 – 9:30      Registration

  9:30 – 10:15    Keynote Paper

                          Andrea Petö (Central European University, Budapest)
                          TBC

 

10:15 – 10:30    Coffee Break

 

10:30 – 12:15    Morning Session I: How to measure populism?

                          Chair + discussant: Vlastimil Havlík (Masaryk University, Brno)

                          Andrej Zaslove and Maurits Meijers (Radboud University) 
                          The Ins and Outs of Measuring Populism with Expert Surveys

                          Bartek Pytlas (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich)
                          Anti-Establishment Politics and Counter-Representation: A framework for analysis

                          Marcel Lewandowsky (Helmuth Schmidt University, Hamburg)
                          Exploring the Heterogeneity of Populism with Manifesto Data: The Comparative Party-Based Populism Dataset (CPPD)

                          Cristina Cremonesi (University of Turin) and Evangelia Kartsounidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
                          Measuring Media Populism in Italy and Greece: Results from an expert survey pilot study

 

                          Morning Session II: Populism and the EU dimension

                          Chair + discussant: Caterina Froio (Sciences Po, Paris)

                          Lazaros Karavasilis (Loughborough University) and Patricia Rodi (Queen Mary University, London)
                          How Populist is the Populist Radical Right? Examine right-wing populist & nationalist discourse in the European
                         Parliament Elections 

                          Marta Lorimer (London School of Economics)
                          Building Legitimacy through European Discourses: The Case of the Front National / Rassemblement National

                          Georg Plattner (University of Vienna) 
                          ’Wrecking it from Within’? Populist radical right parties and their ideas for EU policy reform

                          Jakub Wondreys (University of Georgia)
                          The Impact of European Parliamentary Election Timing on Electoral Support for Government and Protest Parties    

 

12:15 – 13:15    Lunch

 

13:15 – 15:00    Afternoon Session I: Populist attitudes

                          Chair + discussant: Emilia Zankina (American University Bulgaria)

                          Steven van Hauwaert (University of Mainz)
                          Uniformity or Diversity? The socio-demographic, political and democratic profiles of populist citizens across Europe and
                          Latin America

                          Vlastimil Havlík and Veronika Dostálová (Masaryk University, Brno)
                          The Big 5 and Populist Attitudes in the Czech Republic

                          Caterina Paolucci and Chelsea Jones (James Madison University in Florence)
                          Mainstreaming of Populism: Is populism as a political style becoming the new norm?

                          Corrado Fumagalli (LUISS Rome) 
                          Anti-immigration Appeals and the Rigid Supply-and-Demand Logic of Populism

 

                          Afternoon Session II: Role of gender and culture in populism

Chair + discussant: Cas Mudde (University of Georgia)

Zora Hesová (Charles University, Prague)
The Populist Toolkit in the Central European Culture Wars

Zuzana Fellegi (Anglo-American University, Prague)
Istanbul Convention as a Tool of the Gender Ideology Strategy. The case of the Czech Republic.

Caner Tekin (Ruhr University, Bochum)
Interplays between Gender and other Identities? Revisiting the anti-migrant discourses of the FPÖ and Lega Nord from an intersectionality perspective

Feyda Sayan (Manisa Celal Bayar University)
Gender and the Populist Radical Right Political Parties of Europe: A social semiotic approach to FN’s and AfD’s election materials

 

Afternoon Session III: Populism in the Balkans

Chair + discussant: Věra Stojarová (Masaryk University, Brno)

Emilia Zankina (American University Bulgaria) and Luigi Ceccarini (Carlo Bo University, Urbino)
European Populists in Government East and West: Bulgaria and Italy in comparative perspective

Gergana Dimova (University of Winchester)
“Mediated” Populism in Bulgaria: Rhetoric, style or presentation?

Haris Dajč (University of Belgrade)
Re-emerging Populism in Southeast Europe: Populist political parties in post-Yugoslav states

Dimitar Nikolovski (Polish Academy of Sciences)
The Macedonians versus the North Macedonians: On the production of cleavages by the resolution of the Macedonian name dispute

 

15:00 – 15:15    Coffee Break

 

15:15 – 17:00   Evening Session I: The “New” wave of populism in Italy

                         Chair + discussant: Luigi Ceccarini (Carlo Bo University, Urbino)

Marco Brunazzo (University of Trento) and  Mark Gilbert (Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Bologna)
Anti-EU Populism in Italy: Two cases of glibness in politics

George Newth (University of Bath)
A Third Wave of Populist Activism: The long-term roots of Matteo Salvini’s Lega.

Marzia Maccaferri (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Digital Populism and Euroscepticism in the Multimodal Political Communication of Lega and Movimento 5 Stelle

Giovanni Barbieri and Sofia Verza (University of Perugia)
Who is More Populist? Applying holistic grading to the interviews of Italian political leaders during the 2018 electoral campaign

 

Evening Session II: Turkey

Chair + discussant: Caner Tekin (Ruhr University, Bochum)

Aylin Ösman and Gülsen Seven (TED University, Ankara)
Politics in the Grip of Populist Rhetoric: The case of Turkey in the  2000s

Selim Erdem Aytac (Koc University)
Satisfied and Populist? The role of elite rhetoric and partisanship in mass support for populism in power

Tugce Ercetin (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Understanding the We-ness in Populism

Pelin Ayan, Isabella Iagrosso (Anglo-American University in Prague) and Marek Hudík (University of Economics, Prague)
What Matters More for the Electoral Rise of Populist Parties? Ideology or competent-looking leaders? A comparison of Italy and Turkey

 

17:00 – 18:45    Final Session: Hungary and Poland: populism or authoritarianism?

                          Chair + discussant: Michal Kubát (Charles University, Prague)

István Hegedűs (Hungarian Europe Society, Budapest)
Hungarian Exceptionalism or the Orbanisation of Europe?

Robert Sata (Central European University, Budapest)
Caesarean Politics and Populism in Hungary and Poland

Bartosz Rydliński (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw)
A Case Study of Polish and Hungarian Illiberal Christianity

Daniel Hegedűs (German Marshall Fund)
Rethinking the Incumbency Effect. Radicalization of governing populist parties in East Central Europe. A case study of Hungary

 

18:45 – 19:00    Concluding Remarks

 

Those interested in participating in the 5th Prague Populism Conference, please register using the following e-mail address by 24 May: populism@fsv.cuni.cz

Working language: English

More information about the conference is available on populism.fsv.cuni.cz