Through the World Café registration process, we’ve asked you to send in questions and topics that you would like to have discussed at the event! Here you will find the latest contributions, which will ultimately go towards shaping our shared dialogue, as we discuss issues related to Populism and Nationalism from our various points of view.
“Populism and campaigns, populism after campaigns, populism a policies (e.g. penal populism).” – Norbert Merkovity, University of Szeged, Hungary.
“Scottish nationalism. In particular, the nexus between class and national identity, the myth of colonisation in Scottish nationalism, and how the referenda have impacted nationalism in Scotland” – Carolina Silveira, University of West Scotland.
“I would be interested in having a discussion on how certain features of populist ‘style’ in general, and rhetoric in particular, travel across the globe. This entails, firstly, how global features of populism can, on the one hand, be extrapolated inductively from local styles, and, secondly, how global features are adopted and/or ‘domesticated’ by local actors, politicians, activists, discussants, advocates, producers etc.” – Niko Pyrhönen, University of Helsinki.
“Right- and left-wing politics in Europe in comparative perspective” – Paolo Cossarini, University of Loughborough.
“Why are people embracing populist/right-wing ideas now? What has changed? Why have topics that used to be considered right-wing become ‘normal’ topics?” – Marlene Miglbauer, Pädagogische Hochschule Burgenland
“How voters for populist causes explain their decision?” – Veronika Koller, Lancaster University
“How nostalgia plays into nationalist/populist discourse, personae and speaker style, Brexit, populist-left, changing discourses” – Emily Lake, Stanford University
“A question that needs to be discussed in this context is whether this polarization articulated by a specific use of @mentions and hashtags, can be defined as mechanisms of populist discourse, or if it is just a ‘normal’ use of social media by politicians in general.” – Johanna Mencke, Göttingen University
“How, if at all, can populism be a positive phenomenon?; Can mainstream parties be both mainstream and populist?; What is populism beyond a rhetorical appeal?” – Menno Reijven, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“How can a bias approach be identified on heavy weight news channels/networks seeing as we don’t always have access to the “other side” of these reported events?” – Ansie Maritz, North-West University
“I am interested in the idea of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ nationalism. I am from Wales and am interested in how Scottish nationalism seems such a positive, liberal movement.” – Josie Ryan, Bangor University
“how to build alternatives in Europe – different to the right-wing nationalist trend- from the collective engagement of popular classes.” – Juan Gonzalez, Freie Universität Berlin
“I would like to discuss migration and migrants at the Populism & Nationalism Conference World Café” – Imogen Baylis, Coventry University
“Different understandings of “populism”, especially historical approaches/transformations” – Felicitas Macgilchrist, Georg Eckert Institut
“I would like to discuss free speech, censorship vs. ‘false news'” – Rowan MacKay, the University of Edinburgh
“I would like to discuss questions of cultural identity.” – Edwin Walther
“I am mainly interested what different meanings non-academics ascribe to populism” –
Jana Goyvaerts, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
“What are the differences and similarities between left and right populism?” – David Hewitt
“Post-truth; is “populist” a valuable way of describing political parties/politicians?” – Sam Browse, Sheffield Hallam University
“A linguistic and translational perspective on hate-speech populism.” –
“Populism in the UK, USA and Italy.” – Denise Milizia
“I would like to discuss archetypal populism, Brexit, and problems facing the EU.” – Darren Kelsey, Newcastle University
“What is it that makes populist rhetoric influential? What can be done to resist the populist temptation?” – Ertug Tombus, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
“I would like to discuss successful strategies to fight populism and nationalism.” – Natalie Knoblock
“Catalonia, Scotland and EU.” – Kévin Vercin, Sciences Po
“An institutional basis of a hegemony and a role of populism.” – Tatiana Romashko, University of Jyvaskyla
“Why is right-wing populism a threat to liberal democracy? Why is symbolic “heating up” of the public debate undesired? How to counteract populist discourse without undermining the freedom of speech?” – Marta Kotwas, University College London
“Left-wing populism and nationalism.” – Yannis Stavrakakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki