Populism and the New Political Order?

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC16 Sociological Theory (host committee)

Language: English

Recent political developments, from Brexit to Trump, seem to
imply a dramatic shift in political sentiments and possibly a substantial
change in the world order. Whilst there is a considerable amount of
information and data available on some of the issues involved (e.g. the
role of new technologies), there is little theoretical reflection on the
phenomena at stake. This session is an invitation to do just that: to
reflect more deeply on the ramifications of recent political developments.
For instance, is 'populism' the right term to describe what is going on?
Why did most social and political scientists fail to anticipate these
developments? Do the recent political developments undermine theories of
cosmpolitanism? Has political liberalism run its course?
Session Organizer:
Patrick BAERT, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Oral Presentations
Populism and the Separation of Knowledge and Power
Brian SINGER, Glendon College, York University, Canada
Economic Crisis and Populist Response: A Comparative Look at the Potential Threats to Democracy
Sang-Jin HAN, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea; Young-Hee SHIM, School of Law, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea
Gauging the Global Trends Towards Authoritarian Restoration – a Research Agenda
Wiebke KEIM, SAGE (Sociétés, Acteurs, Gouvernement en Europe), University of Strasbourg, France
From Reflexive to Fractured Modernity: Macro Social Theory in the Crisis Era
Will LEGGETT, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Rethinking Populism
Filipe CARREIRA DA SILVA, ICS, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Understanding the Post-Factual World through Cultural Sociology of Emotions
Anna DURNOVA, Inistitute for Advanced Studies, Austria
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