12th Thessaloniki International Book Fair, 7-10 May 2015.

POPULISMUS has participated at the 12th Thessaloniki International Book Fair with an event entitled “Populism and Democracy in Europe”. The event was organised by the POPULISMUS project in collaboration with the internet journal CHRONOS and took place on  Friday 8 May with the participation of Yannis Stavrakakis, Alexandros Kioupkiolis and Giorgos Katsambekis.

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‘From the Metapolitefsi to the Crisis: Aspects and Prospects of the Third Hellenic Republic’, 10th Conference of the Hellenic Political Science Association (HPSA), University of Athens, 18-20 December 2014.

Given the central position of populism within the political culture of post-authoritarian Greece, but also given the ongoing discussion on the scientific assessment of the populist phenomenon, the research project POPULISMUS participated in the 10th conference of the HPSA with a panel in which several aspects of the project were presented. The panel was entitled ‘Populism, Anti-populist Discourse and Democracy: Before and After the Crisis’. Within this context, all members of the POPULISMUS team presented papers.

The programme of the conference
The panel of the POPULISMUS team: Abstracts

Leverhulme Lectures by Yannis Stavrakakis, Queen Mary University of London, 21 November & 3 December 2014.

Yannis Stavrakakis presented two lectures on the populist phenomenon in the context of the Leverhulme Lectures that he gave at Queen Mary University of London. The first lecture was entitled ‘The Global Populist Challenge: Beyond Euro-centrism’ and took place on the 21st of November 2014. The second lecture was entitled ‘Populism, Anti-populism and Crisis: Post-democratic Europe and its Discontents’ and took place on the 3rd of December 2014.

The abstracts of the lectures
Information on the Leverhulme Lectures

“The EU after the Crisis” THESEUS PhD Workshop 2014, SciencesPo Paris, 16 & 17 October 2014.

Thomas Siomos participated at the THESEUS PhD Workshop 2014 which took place at Sciences Po Paris focusing on ‘The EU after the crisis’. He covered the issue of the emergence of specific types of populist discourse in Greece (especially media and tele-populism) during the crisis and their influence on the outcome of the 2014 European elections. The title of his paper was ‘The Greek Crisis Coverage in the Media and the Emergence of populism: A Discursive and Psychoanalytical Approach’. The THESEUS Research Programme is a collaborative effort between the University of Social and Political Sciences of Paris (Sciences Po), the Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Cologne, the Trans-European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation in Cologne .

‘Greece: From Junta to Crisis’, One-day Workshop, Hellenic Centre, London, 20 September 2014.

Yannis Stavrakakis participated in the one-day Workshop entitled ‘Greece: From Junta to Crisis’, organized by the University of Birmingham within the context of the research programme ‘The Cultural Politics of the Greek Crisis’ (AHRC). His presentation was entitled: ‘Cultural Dualism Revisited: Populism, Crisis and National Exceptionalism in Greece and the US’.

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‘Discourses of the Crisis’, Two-day Workshop, Research Network for the Analysis of Political Discourse, Hellenic Political Science Association, University of Athens, 13-4 June 2014.

Yannis Stavrakakis and Thomas Siomos participated in a two-day Workshop entitled ‘Discourses of the Crisis’ organized by the Research Network for the Analysis of Political Discourse of the Hellenic Political Science Association. The event took place at the University of Athens on 13-14 June 2014. Yannis Stavrakakis presented the central aims and milestones of the POPULISMUS project, as well as its theoretical/bibliographical coordinates. Thomas Siomos’s presentation covered the issue of populist discourse in Greece (especially tele-populism) in times of crisis.

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‘The People Against the Elites – Populism in Latin America and Europe’, International Conference, University of Bath, 16 May 2014.

Two members of the POPULISMUS team, Yannis Stavrakakis and Thomas Siomos, participated in the International Conference entitled ‘The People Against the Elites – Populism in Latin America and Europe’, which was organized at the University of Bath, in the UK, in 16 May 2014. The keynote lecture by Yannis Stavrakakis was entitled ‘The Poverty of Euro-centrism: Populism, Anti-populism and Crisis in Europe and Latin America’. At the same conference, Thomas Siomos participated with a presentation entitled ‘Media, Populism and Crisis: What the Greek Case is Teaching Us’.

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‘Discourse Studies in the Social Sciences: Towards a Dialogue between Theory and Analysis’, International Conference, University of Warwick, 20-22 March 2014.

Yannis Stavrakakis participated in the International Conference entitled ‘Discourse Studies in the Social Sciences: Towards a Dialogue between Theory and Analysis’, which was organized by the University of Warwick and took place between 20-22 March 2014 at the same university. His presentation took place on the 21st of March and was entitled ‘Populist Discourse & Democracy: From the Essex School to the POPULISMUS Project’. Giorgos Katsambekis participated with a presentation at the same conference, before becoming a member of the POPULISMUS team.

Information about the conference