The concept of populism currently shapes much of the debate around the state of the global condition. It is placed in a dialectic competition with the professed contemporary liberal order, with populism widely seen as a direct challenge to efforts toward building a sustainable, civil system of global governance. In short, the global surge in populist politics from Asia to the Americas to Europe involves a basic contest between norms, institutions, ideas, and interests that impact directly the so-called global liberal condition under which international politics has been influenced for decades.
Many see in notions of populism a global democratization of participatory politics and thus necessary for a vital and inclusive global commons. Many others see a direct threat to the very notion of a global commons and inclusive politics. Threat or opportunity, populism and the liberal crisis are at the top of the global agenda. Thus we see it as a pressing theme for the Forum for the Study of the Global Condition.
This workshop is conceived as a kick-off event to gather ideas and impulses for a longer-term project around the workshop theme. It is open to colleagues working at institutions associated with the Forum for the Study of the Global Condition.
Prof. Michael Dreyer (Professor of Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
Prof. Christian Lammert (Professor of North American Politics and Policy, FU-Berlin)
Prof. Crister S. Garrett (Professor of American Cultural History, Universität Leipzig)
Registration & Info
Space is limited to maintain a workshop working environment.
Please register by 23 January at firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for Participants
Funds are available for transportation for colleagues working at participaing universities in the
Global Forum (Jena, Erfurt, Halle).
Forum for the Study of the Global Condition, American Space Leipzig, The Hobbie-Mancke-Fund