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Populism on the Loose in Europe and Beyond

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EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28 February 2020
NORMAL prices after February 2020.

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helsinki.fi/..e-loose-in-europe-and-beyond 

Overview

Synopsis
While much of the study of present-day populism has focused on identifying features shared by populist movements or on populism as a social logic, this course looks at the variability and intersectionality of populism in a perspective inspired by the political philosopher Ernesto Laclau.

First, populist phenomena vary according to cultural context. Second, populism gets entangled with such dimensions as gender, class, religion and space. And third, the very concept of populism tends to get loose to the extent of justifying the term of a ‘floating signifier’, familiar from Laclau’s approach to populism.

The course offers lectures, workshops and excursions to examine such phenomena as the role of affect or women in populist movements, the emergence of Donald Trump in the US, the rising tide of radical parties in Europe, Islamic populism in Turkey, and the rise and fall of Chavismo in Venezuela.

Target students
This course examines populism from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, critically engaging with the most prevalent understandings of the term and encouraging students to think of its representations in a new light. Advanced Bachelor’s level, Master’s level or early-career PhD students of social sciences are warmly invited to take this course.

Coordinator
Virpi Salojärvi virpi.salojarvi@helsinki.fi
You may contact the course coordinator with questions concerning the course content.

With any other questions concerning Helsinki Summer School or the application process, please contact summerschool@helsinki.fi.

Apply now! Summer 2020
Application deadline
Jul 17, 2020 23:59:59
Europe/Helsinki time

NB! *Helsinki Summer School 2020 CANCELLED Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Outbreak * The application deadline is 15 June 2020. However, the students of the University of Helsinki may apply until 17 July 2020.

Notes
CANCELLED
Studies commence
Aug 4, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Summer 2020
Application deadline
Jul 17, 2020 23:59:59
Europe/Helsinki time

NB! *Helsinki Summer School 2020 CANCELLED Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Outbreak * The application deadline is 15 June 2020. However, the students of the University of Helsinki may apply until 17 July 2020.

Notes
CANCELLED
Studies commence
Aug 4, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States