CISRUL is excited to announce a workshop on populism in January 2021! The workshop will focus on the Populist Hype that enthralled many Western countries in recent years. While the populist wave may have ebbed away and appear like a relict of a distant past, many populists such as Donald Trump or Rodrigo Duterte are still in office.

Has the hype been justified? Has it created a feedback loop that unnessarily exaggerates the populist phenomenon? The workshop will discuss these and other questions related to the uses and misuses of the term populism. We invite critical reflection on populist discourse as well as on the public and academic discourse about populism from all disciplines and world regions.

The workshop will take place on 14 – 15 January 2021 at the University of Aberdeen featuring keynotes by Aurelien Mondon (University of Bath), Bice Maiguashca (University of Exeter), Christopher Bickerton (University of Cambridge).

All information can be found on the event page. The call for abstracts is open until 12 July 2020!


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 754326.

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