Populism and the Politics of Membership: A Research Agenda

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

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Thursday, October 5, 20176:00PM - 7:30PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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Description

After Brexit and Trump, everyone is into “populism,” not only the few specialists who had previously studied the radical right. Populism usually has two targets, “experts” and conspicuous “others.” Concentrating on the latter aspect, this talk lays out an agenda for studying the effects of populism on the law and politics of “membership” in the liberal state, understood as the regulation of immigration, citizenship, and majority culture.

Christian Joppke holds a chair in sociology at the University of Bern (CH). He is also a Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University, Budapest, and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Political Science and Government at Aarhus University (Denmark). He is a Member of the German Expert Council on Integration and Migration (SVR). He recently published Legal Integration of Islam (with John Torpey) (Harvard UP 2013), and The Secular State Under Siege: Religion and Politics in Europe and America (Cambridge: Polity 2015), and Is Multiculturalism Dead? Crisis and Persistence in the Constitutional State(Cambridge: Polity 2016).


Speakers

Christian Joppke
Speaker
Universität Bern

Robert Austin
Chair
University of Toronto


Main Sponsor

Joint Initiative in German and European Studies

Sponsors

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Co-Sponsors

German Academic Exchange Service


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