14:15 Opening Words and an Annual Report,
Professor Risto Heiskala, Director of the IASR
14:30 Greetings from the University of Tampere
Professor Seppo Parkkila, Vice Rector for Research
14:45 NEOLIBERALISM AND POPULISM Panel- Full video is available here
Seven of our Fellows address the topic from the perspective of seven different political cultures in talks of seven minutes and answer these two questions:
(1) Should the rise of populism be understood as a misplaced revenge of the masses for more than 30 years of neoliberalism?
(2) What will happen next?
Chair: Risto Heiskala
The UK: Louse Settle
The US: Meyda Yegenouglu
Australia: Zsuzsa Millei – Australia
Hungary: Robert Imre – Hungary
NB: This time we depart from the tradition and will not provide any pre-circulated material.
However, if references are needed, one useful, timely and interestingly polemical brief introduction is Perry Anderson’s column “Why the system will still win” in LE MONDE Diplomatique (see http://mondediplo.com/2017/03/02brexit ).
Thicker introductions include the following two:
On neoliberalism: Michel Foucault: The Birth of Biopolitics. Lectures at the Collége de France, 1978–79. Palgrave, 2008;
On populism: Jan-Werner Müller: What is Populism? University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.