Afternoon Session II: The mainstreaming of populism and party competition

Tuesday, 13:15 – 15:00, Room 2 

Chair: Robert Sata (CEU Budapest)


Marta Lorimer (London School of Economics and Political Science)

”Ni droite, Ni gauche, Français!" Mainstream populism and the future of Left/Right politics

Marta Lorimer is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her thesis focuses on the evolution of the Italian and French far right's approach to 'Europe' between 1979 and today. She holds a dual degree in European Studies from Sciences Po Paris and the LSE. She is a regular contributor to the LSE Europp blog.


Yiannos Katsourides (University of Cyprus) and Elena Pachita (Bowling Green State University)

Normalizing Populist Right Rhetoric: the Case of Cyprus

Yiannos Katsourides holds a PhD in Political Science from the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus in 2009. He is the Director of the Prometheus Research Institute (Nicosia) and adjunct lecturer at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus. Dr Katsourides’ research interests include: Cyprus and Greek politics, radical left and extreme right political parties, political participation, Europeanization of political parties, and hate speech rhetoric in Cyprus.

Elena K. Pachita is a Ph.D. student and a Public Speaking Instructor at the Department of Media and Communication in Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Ohio, USA. Her areas of interest include social justice, forced migration and political communication.


Caroline Dalmus (University of Fribourg)

Between Polarization and Democratic Duty: How do Competing Parties engage with Populist Issues?

Caroline Dalmus is doctoral student at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Her current work deals with political communication, party competition, strategic political behavior and populism. The dissertation on party competition at election times is embedded in a project by the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR Democracy) that deals with populism in the context of globalization and mediatization.


Dominika Kasprowicz (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)

Social Experiment as a Method of Estimating Effects of Populist Communication

Dominika Kasprowicz is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland. She is a member of the ECPR and the Polish Political Science Association. She obtained her doctor title in Political Science at the Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland. In her research she deals with party systems, political marketing, populism and Polish politics.