Evening Session II: Left and Right-wing Populism in Iberian Peninsula

Tuesday, 15:15 – 17:00, Room 2 (Downstairs)

Chair: Vlastimil Havlík (Masaryk University, Brno)


Alexandros Kioupkiolis (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki)

Reflexive technopopulism: Podemos and the search for new left-wing hegemony

Alexandros Kioupkiolis´s research interests lie in modern philosophies of freedom, contemporary philosophies of justice, theories of democracy and democratic movements, analyses and critiques of power. He has published four books and numerous articles on these topics. Recent publications include the monographs Freedom after the critique of foundations: Marx, liberalism and agonistic autonomy (Palgrave- Macmillan, 2012), The Commons of Freedom (in Greek, Exarchia Editions, 2014).


Irene Esteban (University of Milan) and Irene Martin (Autonomous University of Madrid)

Is there a hidden populist right in Spain?

Irene Martín is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). She has been visiting researcher at the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University, the University of Athens and the Université de Montreal. Her main lines of research and publications deal with elections, electoral behaviour and political attitudes in Spain in comparative perspective, Greek politics, young people and politics and the relationship between the 15M movement, parties and elections.

Irene Esteban has been a PhD candidate at the Università degli Studi di Milano and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid since October 201. Her research focuses on populism, and more specifically citizens’ attitudes on populism, and how these attitudes are related to preferences for different decision- making processes.


Juan Rodríguez-Teruel and Oscar Barberà (University of Valencia)

‘The state against the people’: the populist drift and political mobilization in the Catalan independence movement

Juan Rodríguez-Teruel is Associate Professor at the University of Valencia. He has also been lecturer at the Autnomous University of Barcelona and visiting fellow at the LSE, Edinburgh, Leiden, the ULB and Nottingham. His main areas of research are political elites and party politics. He is author of Ministers in Democratic Spain (Linz Award 2007, in Spanish), and co- author of Party Finance and Democratic Transparency.

Oscar Barberà is Associate Professor at the Universitat de València (UV). He has been lecturer at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Catalonia’s Open University (OUC) and visiting at the LSE, Firenze, Edinburgh and Exeter. His main areas of interest are party politics, decentralization and political elites.


José Santana Pereira (University of Lisbon)

No country for populists? The mismatch between the populist media environment and the weak electoral appeal of populists in Portugal

José Santana-Pereira is a post-doctoral researcher at ICS, University of Lisbon, and visiting researcher at the Central European University, Budapest. His research interests comprise elections, public opinion, political attitudes and behaviour, media and politics, and the organization and effects of political campaigns. Some of his research on this fields has been published in journals such as Journal of European Public Policy, Electoral Studies or Southern European Society and Politics, or in edited-by volumes published by Oxford UP or Routledge.