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Populism, Nationalism and Democratic Backsliding | Workshop with Professor Milada Vachudova
October 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for this workshop with Professor Milada Vachudova, which focuses on trying to understand how the EU shapes the quality of democracy in existing and candidate states at this difficult crossroads in its history – and how Russia and even the United States may be pulling them in a different, more authoritarian direction. It is also to unpack one of the key drivers of domestic political change: when and why political parties change positions, and when those changes lead to polarization that in turn undermines both the quality of democracy and support for European integration and democratic values.
Workshop Papers & Participants
For full titles and research interests, please see the descriptions in the Panel event section below.
“Patriots or Partisans? Movements and Parties in Contemporary Poland.”
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
“The Left Parties’ Economic Policies and the Proletarization of the Populist Radical Right”
“Immigration, Religion and Populism”
“The Aggrieved Nation: Territorial Losses and Nationalist Support”
Courtney Blackington and Milada Anna Vachudova
“Populists and the Parties that Oppose Them”
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These events are co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, the UNC-CH Curriculum in Global Studies, and the Chancellor’s Education Fund.
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