ECPR at APSA 2019 - Call for Papers 'Populism and the Reshaping of the Post-War Political Order in Europe'


The ECPR’s Panel at the APSA's 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington DC (31 August - 2 September) takes its theme directly from the Conference Theme Statement, ‘Populism and Privilege’ and will address the subject of 'Populism and the Reshaping of the Post-War Political Order in Europe'.

Populism has been the most striking political development in European politics of the past decade, both in the distinctive difference of populist parties to the mainstream parties which dominated European party systems until now, and in their putative mission effectively to remove establishment elites and overturn the policies and practices associated with them. 

The ECPR’s Panel aims to explore this phenomenon in Europe, its development, causes, characteristics, experiences and impact on (and implications for) party systems, government, policies, political competition and society. Are we witnessing a reshaping of the post-war political order in Europe or are these parties destined to decline as rapidly as they arose?

Paper proposals are welcome on any aspects of populism in Europe, and can be single-case studies or comparative analyses (which are especially welcome). They can be empirical studies or theoretical/conceptual explorations of the phenomenon.

Paper proposals must be made through the APSA online system no later than midnight 15 January 2019. Please also send a copy of the paper proposal you are submitting to Martin Bull, Director of the ECPR, to whom informal enquires about the panel can also be made.

Keywords: Democracy, Elites, European Politics, Populism

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