International Conference at Roskilde University:
27–28 May 2024
The theme of the conference is how different actors have responded to populist parties in and out of government, and whether these responses have been effective and normatively justifiable. We invite empirical political scientists and political theorists or those who combine the two fields to exchange views on the conference theme.
We expect papers addressing (but not limited to) any of the following questions:
Alongside scholars responding to this call, the conference will feature panels that present the results of the research project ‘Populism and Democratic Defence’. We are interested in exchanging views and knowledge with other scholars working with the same or related topics and strongly encourage both junior and senior scholars to submit abstracts to the conference.
The project ‘Populism and Democratic Defence’ is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. It was selected among 262 projects submitted to a call on ‘Challenges for Europe’.
The project’s partner institutions are University of Warsaw, University of Wroclaw, Lund University, Roskilde University and Aarhus University and the group furthermore includes scholars currently working at Uppsala University, Versailles University and Durham University.
It has four PIs and sponsored three post doc projects and three PhD dissertations.
Among its results are two special issues in Comparative European Politics (published) and European Political Science (in process) and an edited book to be published by Palgrave.
The conference will take place on 27–28 May 2024 in Roskilde. Roskilde is located conveniently 30 minutes by train from Copenhagen Central Station.
We plan for a mix of presentations by conference participants and by current and former project members. We also plan to invite a few non-academic stakeholders (activists or politicians) for a roundtable discussion.
Funding for this event is generously provided by the Carlsberg Foundation and logistical support by Roskilde University. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation. Light lunches will be provided by the conference organizers.
Paper proposals should contain the following:
Please submit your proposal before 20 March 2024, by e-mail to email@example.com, with copies to Angela Bourne firstname.lastname@example.org, Anthoula Malkopoulou email@example.com and Aleksandra Moroska-Bonkiewicz firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Tore V. Olsen: email@example.com.
Submission deadline for paper proposals:
20 March 2024