W 2017 r. zapraszamy na seminaria naukowe organizowane w ramach projektu:

9 października 2017 r.

Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM, Umultowska 89a, Poznań
sala 43, godzina: 13:00

MATTHIJS ROODUIJN, University of Amsterdam: A Populist Zeitgeist?

Abstract: Populist movements are sitting firmly in the saddle of Western democracies and have conquered a significant portion of the electorate. Where do these populist movements come from and what is „populism” exactly? Why are populist parties so successful? Who are the voters and what circumstances makes them vote like they do? And last but not least, what does the rise of populist parties mean for the functioning of our democracies? This lecture will get to the core of these questions.

MATTHIJS ROODUIJN – socjolog polityki, pracownik Wydziału Nauk Politycznych na Uniwersytecie w Amstardamie, na którym obronił pracę doktorską pt. „”A Populist Zeitgeist? The Impact of Populism on Parties, Media and the Public in Western Europe”. Za książkę tę otrzymał nagrody holenderskiego i flamandzkiego Towarzystwa Nauk Politycznych (NKWP/VPW).

Zainteresowania naukowe M. Rooduijna koncentrują się na tematyce populizmu (zarówno prawicowego, jak i lewicowego). W szczególności badacz poszukuje odpowiedzi na pytania dotyczące przyczyn sukcesów wyborczych populistycznych podmiotów politycznych oraz skutków ich działań dla systemów politycznych.

Autor wielu artykułów opublikowanych m.in. w the European Journal of Political Research, Comparative Political Studies, European Union Politics, Party Politics, West European Politics, Electoral Studies, Political Studies, the European Political Science Review, Government and Opposition, and Nations and Nationalism. Współredaktor (wraz z Tjitske Akkerman i Sarah de Lange) książki pt. „Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe” (Routledge).

W ubiegłym roku uzyskał z Holenderskiej Organizacji Badań Naukowych (the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) grant badawczy na realizację projektu poświęconego postawom antyimigranckim („”Building or Burning Bridges? Social Polarization and the Pervasiveness of Pro- and Anti-Immigration Messages”).

6 listopada 2017 r.

Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM
Umultowska 89a, Poznań
godzina: 11:30, sala 125

BEN STANLEY, Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej w Warszawie

Abstract: The paper uses data from a new survey on populism and voting behaviour in eight countries of Central and Eastern Europe to examine the relationship between populist attitudes, ideological attitudes, and voting behaviour. In keeping with the ‘pathological normalcy’ theory of populism (Mudde 2010), we find that populist attitudes are commonplace rather than ‘niche’ in character, and that they are associated with a radicalisation of mainstream ideological issues rather than with a discrete set of concerns. However, there is little evidence that populist attitudes have a direct and significant influence on voting behaviour. The paper extends the comparative reach of an emerging body of research into populist attitudes in Western Europe and Latin America, and also contributes to ongoing methodological work on the measurement of populist attitudes.

BEN STANLEY is Lecturer in the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. A political scientist, he received a PhD in Government from the University of Essex, and has worked at the Institute for Public Affairs in Bratislava, the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, and the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom (as Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow). His primary area of research interest is the politics of populism in Central and Eastern Europe, incorporating analysis of party ideological appeals and voter behaviour. His current research activities include an experimental analysis of the links between conspiracy theory mentality and populism in Poland, measurement of populist attitudes in Central and Eastern Europe, and a monograph on Polish populism.

13 listopada 2017 r.

Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM
Umultowska 89a, Poznań
godzina: 11:30, sala 125

GIANPIETRO MAZZOLENI, (University of Milan) is Professor of Sociology of Communication and Political Communication in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.

He is internationally known for his work on the impact of media on the political systems and on the communication patterns of political institutions and actors. He has taught as invited professor at Freie Universität Berlin, George Mason University (USA), Innsbruck, Toulouse, Southern Queensland (Australia), and invited keynote speaker in academic and research institutions around the world (Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Seattle, Ann Arbor, Norwich, Bilbao, Madrid, Valencia, Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich, Nuremberg, Berlin, Dortmund, Budapest, Moscow).  He was co-founder and editor of the Italian Journal of Political Communication (Comunicazione Politica) 2000-2013, and member of the editorial board of leading journals in the field (Political Communication, European Journal of Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics and others).

Publications. He is the editor-in-chief of The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication (Wiley, 2016), co-author of The Media and Neo-populist Movements in a Comparative Perspective (Praeger, 2003),  The Politics of Representation: Election Campaigning and Proportional Representation (Peter Lang, 2004), The Media in Europe (Sage, 2004), Political Pop (Mulino, 2009); author of the best-selling handbook La comunicazione politica (3rd edition, Mulino, 2012), published also in Spanish and Hungarian; and co-editor of Journalists and Media Accountability: An International Study of News People in the Digital Age (Peter Lang, 2014).