CIVICA | Final Conference DEMOS

CIVICA | Final Conference DEMOS

9-10 February 2023
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CIVICA Paris Conference,

February 9-10 2023 (provisional program and titles):

Democracy and Its Discontents. A Historical Examination of the Current Predicament of Democracy

Thursday, Feb 9

  • 2pm – 4 pm
    Welcome Remarks

- Paul-André Rosental, Head of the Center for History, Sciences Po, CHSP
- Mathias Vicherat, Director, SciencesPo (TBC)

Opening Session:
Chair: Mario Del Pero (Sciences Po, CHSP)
- Andrea Colli (Bocconi), From Globalization to Fragmentation
- Claire Andrieu (SciencesPo, CHSP), What’s new in commitment? A longue durée perspective. From the 1848 club movement to the Gilets Jaunes.
- Nicolas Guilhot (EUI), Populism and Conspiracism

  • 4.30-6.30 pm

I Panel: Democracy, Sovereignty and Institutional Compromises, 17 th -20 th century examples

Chair: Dina Gusejnova (LSE)

- Laurelin Middelkoop (EUI), Sovereignty in Early Modern Confederations
- Maria Stella Chiaruttini (Vienna - Bocconi), Unified Italy and Its Discontents: From the Risorgimento to Neo-Bourbonism
- Edoardo Vaccari (LSE), How to Establish Democracy Through Federalism. Comparing the Movimento Federalista Europeo and Libérer et Fédérer (1941-1945)
- Grace Ballor (Bocconi), European Commerce Against European Policy: Retail Associations and the Social Dimensions of the Single Market Program

 Friday, February 10

  • 9 – 11 am

II Panel: Rethinking Democracy during and after the End of the Cold War (and of history)

Chair: Nicolas Guilhot (EUI)

- Jeff Hawn (LSE), Testing the narrative of the Russian Constitution prior to the 1993 Crisis
- Marc Lazar (Sciences Po, CHSP), Fascism, Populism and the resilience of democracy in Italy
- Balazs Trencsenyi (CEU), The legacy of interwar crisis discourses – populist and neoliberal visions of „permacrisis” 
- Victoria Philips (LSE/Columbia), Freedom from Want: Hunger and Food in Cold War Psychwar

  • 11.15am -12.45 pm

III Panel: 2008 as a Watershed? Democracy and the Crisis of Globalization

Chair: Marc Lazar (Sciences Po, CHSP)

- Georgios Giannakopoulos (LSE) and Iason Zarikos (University of Athens), Anti-liberal internationalism and the European South during the global financial crash
- Mario Del Pero (SciencesPo, CHSP), 2008 and the Predicament of American Democracy
- Sylvain Kahn (SciencesPo, CHSP), The idea of a crisis of democracy in Europe in the light of Brexit
2.30 – 4.30 pm

IV Panel: Democracy in the Age of Fracture. Contemporary Examples and lasting legacies

Chair: Balazs Trencsenyi (CEU)
- Alessandra Pozzo (EUI-CNRS), Anti-democratic communication codes: an overview
- Dina Gusejnova (LSE), How Europe’s Postwar Ended: Russia's war against Ukraine and the Dark Legacies of Nuremberg
- Thomas Fetzer (CEU), "Economic nationalism: The strange career of an interwar
- Leyla Safta-Zecheria (CEU), A diachronic comparison of necropolitical public crises around asylums for people with disabilities in Romania from the late 19 th to the early 21st century 

  • 4.45 – 6 pm Final Roundtable

Sergei Guriev (SciencesPo)
Federico Romero (EUI)
Dorit Geva (CEU)

DEMOS Project Presentation


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101017201. Please visit this webpage for more information on the collaborative research projects funded by CIVICA Research.

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