About populism and POPULISMUS – The beginning (July 2014)

About Populism and Populismus


POPULISMUS participants and contributors define populism, highlight its different forms, discuss its relationship to democracy and assess the POPULISMUS research initiative

Interview Nicos Mouzelis

Interview Alberto Moreiras

Interview Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser

Interview Fransisco Panizza

Interview Antonis Liakos

Interview Chantal Mouffe

Interview Gerasimos Vokos

Interview Nikos Demertzis

Interview Jason Glynos

Interview Aurelien Mondon

Nebjosa Blanusa

Juan Pablo Ferrero

John McCormick

International Conference Videos (26-18 June 2015)

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

International Workshop videos (11-13 July 2014)

Day 1

Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University) – The POPULISMUS project: Aims, Methods, Scope

Periklis Politis (Aristotle University)
Using corpora to study populist discourse(s)
Titika Dimitroulia & Dionysis Goutsos (Aristotle University & University of Athens) Corpora in humanities and social sciences research. Populism in Greek.
Eliza Kitis (Aristotle University) Populism and ‘λαϊκισμός’ through the linguist’s lenses

Yannis Karayannis (University of Crete) – Analyzing political discourse: Methodological and theoretical issues
Yannis Pechtelidis (University of Thessaly) – Discourses about ‘youth at risk’ and ‘youth as risk’ in an era of crisis: A foucauldian analysis
Yvonne Kosma (American College of Thessaloniki) – Discourse analysis: Using Foucault’s methods
— Chair-respondent: Giorgos Katsambekis

Jason Glynos (University of Essex) – Critical nodal analysis: Logics in policy and practice

Day 2

Keynote speech – Chantal Mouffe (University of Westminster) – The crisis of representative democracy and the need for a left-wing populism

Thomas Siomos (Aristotle University) – Crisis Discourse and media-populism
Antonis Galanopoulos (Aristotle University) – Democratic Left: The ‘Left of responsibility’ against populism
Athena Avgitidou (Aristotle University) – The Barthesian myth: hegemonic discursive features and neoliberal applications

Akritas Kaidatzis (Aristotle University) – Populist constitutionalism: More democracy for better rights protection
Alexandros Kioupkiolis (Aristotle University) – A hegemonic theory of contemporary democratic movements
Fotini Tsibiridou & Michalis Bartsidis (University of Macedonia & Aristotle University) – Για μια πολιτική ηθική του λαικισμού: βιωμένες εμπειρίες, τρόποι ζωής και πολιτικές των παθών στην Ελλάδα της μεταπολίτευσης και της κρίσης [For a political ethics of populism: lived experience, ways of life and politics of the passions in the Greece of metapolitefsi and crisis]
Yannis Skalidakis (Aristotle University) – The People and the Nation in the discourse of Greek Resistance in World War II
— Chair-respondent: Yannis Papageorgiou

Fani Giannousi (Aristotle University) – People, multitude and civil society: New names for old problems
Andreas Takis (Aristotle University) – Is there any room for multitudes?
Aris Stylianou (Aristotle University) – Πλήθος, μάζες και δημοκρατία στο έργο του Étienne Balibar [Multitude, masses and democracy in the work of Étienne Balibar]
Aggelos Gounopoulos (Aristotle University) – Η «Εκκλησία του φτωχού λαού» στη Θεολογία της Απελευθέρωσης [The ‘Church of the poor people’ in Liberation Theology]
— Chair-respondent: Alexandros Kioupkiolis

Gerasimos Vokos (Aristotle University) – Η Παλινόρθωση στη Γαλλία: Η εμφάνιση του λαού [The Restoration in France: The emergence of the people]

Day 3

Ryan Brading – From populist rage to institutional norms: the case of Venezuela and Nigel Farage’s UKIP

Anastasia Iliadeli (Aristotle University) – Populism and new extreme right: Ways to apply
Konstantinos Papastathis (University of Luxembourg) – Populism, religious discourse and radical right politics in contemporary Greece
Giorgos Katsambekis (Aristotle University) – Comparing right-wing and left-wing populism(s)
Georgi Medarov (University of Sofia) – The transformations of liberal anti-populism in post-1989 Bulgaria
— Chair-respondent: Yannis Stavrakakis

Aurelien Mondon (University of Bath) – Populism, the people and the fear of democracy: the ‘irresistible rise’ of the extreme right in Europe

Christoforos Vernardakis (Aristotle University) – Οι διαιρετικές τομές της Μεταπολίτευσης και η αντιπαράθεση λαϊκισμού/αντιλαϊκισμού. Μια αναδρομή στις εκλογές της τελευταίας 25ετίας [Cleavages in the post-dictatorship era and the populism/anti-populism opposition. An overview of the elections of the last twenty-five years]
Theodore Chadjipantelis & Tassos Varellas (Aristotle University) – Parties, candidates, issues: the effect of the crisis
— Chair-respondent: Alexandros Kioupkiolis

Nikos Demertzis (University of Athens, National Centre for Social Research) – Populism and emotions