Declining Europe? The Challenge of Populism, East and West
Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 13.00-16.30
Danish Institute for International Studies
Strandgade 71, ground floor, 1401 Copenhagen K
During recent years, a new brand of populism has emerged in Eastern European countries and has in some cases even penetrated their governing political parties. At the same time, the deepening of the political process in the Western parts of Europe has also its own brand of populism. How shall we evaluate today’s populism? What do we mean by the term? Very different aspects of the political spectrum seem to be explained by the term right-wing populism. In this context, our speakers are invited to reflect on the spectrum of populism in contemporary Europe and its implications for democracy, inter-ethnic and inter-state relations, and the future of European integration.
Europeanization and Globalization is a cross-border cooperation between Department of Culture and Identity & Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University, and Department of Global political studies & Department of Language, Migration and Society, Malmö University. The aim of the cooperation is to develop a field of knowledge that focus on the inner life of the Oresund region, and the international position of the region. The purpose with this partnership is to focus on the processes (Europeanization and globalization) that creates pressure for change both locally, regionally, nationally and supranational.
The researchers from the Danish and Swedish research environment, which is the foundation of this field of knowledge, will broadly examine the issues and themes that both the cross-border and the national processes of change are currently undergoing. In addition to this, international expertise will be invited to each seminar to discuss issues from a global perspective.