A Collaborative Research Initiative Project

of Kiel University

    Sciences Po (Paris)

    Queen Mary (London)

    King's College (London)

Project description:

The proposed project aims to analyse the nexus between populism and global order. Although populism as such has received significant research interest across the social sciences, its international dimensions remain largely unexplored. The project sets out to close this gap in the literature. At the same time, the project strives to contribute also to International Relations (IR) scholarship, which has so far neglected populism as a research topic. However, if there is indeed a “global rise of populism” (Moffitt 2016) – and this seems to be the case –, this will unavoidably have (and de facto already has) a significant impact on a broad range of topics commonly considered to be among IR’s core concerns, including foreign policy, international conflict and cooperation, rule and resistance in IR, and regional and global order(s). As such, doing IR will become ever more difficult in the future if populism is not taken into account. Based on a cross-national structured, focused comparison of different national cases, the proposed project plans (1) to provide systematic knowledge on how different populism(s) and global order are related and (2) to develop a middle-range theory of populism and global order. Methodologically, the study combines qualitative and quantitative methods of discourse analysis with qualitative interviews.

Project Partners:

Kiel University

       Dirk Nabers

       Frank Stengel

Queen Mary

       Lasse Thomassen

King's College

       Emmy Eklundh

Sciences Po

       Christophe Jaffrelot

       Elise Massicard

       Jean-Louis Briquet

       David Camroux

       Alain Diekhoff

       Francoise Daucé

        Gilles Favarel-Garrigues

Project-related Initiatives:                                 

Les Nouveaux Demagogues

The Global Rise of Populism (ISA 2017 Working Group)

Populism (PSA specialist group

Project-related Publications (selection):

Briquet, Jean-Louis. 2015. "Clientelism." In The Routledge handbook of contemporary Italy: history, politics, society, edited by Andrea Mammone, Ercole Giap Parini and Giuseppe A Veltri, 252-261. London: Routledge.

Daucé, Françoise. 2008. La Russie postsoviétique. Paris: Collection Repères.

Daucé, Françoise. 2013. Une paradoxale oppression: Le pouvoir et les associations en Russie. Paris: CNRS Editions.

Daucé, Françoise. 2015. "Patriotic Unity and Ethnic Diversity at Odds: The Example of Tatar Organisations in Moscow." Europe-Asia Studies 67 (1):68-83. doi: 10.1080/09668136.2014.98899 .

Daucé, Françoise. 2016. Etre Opposant Dans La Russie De Vladimir Poutine. Lormont: Le Bord de l’Eau.

Eklundh, Emmy. 2014. "Who is speaking? The Indignados as political subjects."  Global Discourse 4 (2-3):223-235. doi: 10.1080/23269995.2014.910058.

Eklundh, Emmy. 2016. "El soberano fantasmático: Las implicaciones políticas de la apropiación de Laclau por parte de Podemos." Relaciones Internacionales (31):111-136.

Eklundh, Emmy, Andreja Zevnik, and Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet, eds. 2017. Politics of Anxiety. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Jaffrelot, Christophe. 2012. Inde : l’envers de la puissance. Inégalités et Révoltes. Paris: CNRS Editions.

Jaffrelot, Christophe, and Sanjay Kumar, eds. 2009. Rise of the Plebeians? The Changing Face of Indian Legislative Assemblies. London: Routledge.

Jaffrelot, Christophe, and Ingrid Therwath. 2007. "The Sangh Parivar and the Hindu Diaspora in the West: What Kind of “Long-Distance Nationalism”?" International Political Sociology 1 (3):278-295. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-5687.2007.00018.x.

Massicard, Élise. 2014. "Modes de gestion des identités dans et par les partis politiques en Turquie." In Identités et politique, 116. Paris: Presses de Sciences Po (P.F.N.S.P.).

Massicard, Élise, ed. 2015. Order and Compromise. Government Practices in Turkey from the Late Ottoman Empire to the Early 21st Century. Leiden: Brill.

Massicard, Élise. forthcoming 2017. Drôles de maires. Une sociologie politique de la Turquie par le bas. Paris: Karthala.

Massicard, Élise, and Nicole Watts, eds. 2013. Negotiating Political Power in Turkey: Breaking Up the Party. London: Routledge.

Nabers, Dirk. 2003. "The social construction of international institutions: the case of ASEAN+ 3." International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 3:113-136.

Nabers, Dirk. 2006. "Culture and Collective Action: Japan, Germany and the United States after 11 September 2001." Cooperation and Conflict 41 (3):305-326. doi: 10.1177/0010836706066561 .

Nabers, Dirk. 2009. "Filling the Void of Meaning: Identity construction in U.S. foreign policy after September 11, 2001." Foreign Policy Analysis 5 (2):191-214. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-8594.2009.00089.x.

Nabers, Dirk. 2010. "Power, Leadership, and Hegemony in International Politics: The Case of East Asia."  Review of International Studies 36 (4):931-949.

Nabers, Dirk. 2015. A Poststructuralist Discourse Theory of Global Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Nabers, Dirk. 2016a. "Crisis as dislocation in global politics." Politics. Online first. doi: 10.1177/0263395716661341.

Nabers, Dirk. 2016b. "Local Practices of European Immigration: The ‘Right of Death and Power over Life’ in German Asylum Discourses."  Global Society 30 (3):484-506. doi: 10.1080/13600826.2016.1173019.

Nabers, Dirk, and Robert G. Patman. 2008. "September 11 and the rise of political fundamentalism in the Bush administration: domestic legitimatization versus international estrangement?" Global Change, Peace & Security 20 (2):169 - 183.

Nabers, Dirk, and Frank A. Stengel. 2017. Trump und der Populismus. Berlin: Heinrich Böll Stiftung. https://www.boell.de/sites/default/files/trump-und-der-populismus-e-paper-2017.pdf.

Stengel, Frank A. 2008. "The Reluctant Peacekeeper: Japan's Ambivalent Stance on UN Peace Operations." Japan aktuell - Journal of Current Japanese Affairs 16 (1):37-55.

Stengel, Frank A., and Rainer Baumann. forthcoming 2017. Non-state Actors and Foreign Policy. In The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis, edited by Cameron Thies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Thomassen, Lasse. 2005. "Antagonism, Hegemony and Ideology after Heterogeneity." Journal of Political Ideologies 10 (3):289-309. doi: 10.1080/13569310500244313 .

Thomassen, Lasse. 2011a. "(Not) Just a Piece of Cloth: Begum, Recognition and the Politics of Representation." Political Theory 39 (3):325-351. doi: 10.1177/0090591711400026.

Thomassen, Lasse. 2011b. "The Politics of Iterability: Benhabib, the Hijab, and Democratic Iterations." Polity 43 (1):128-149. doi: 10.1057/pol.2010.18.

Thomassen, Lasse. 2016. "Hegemony, populism and democracy: Laclau and Mouffe today." Revista Española de Ciencia Política (40):161-176.

Thomassen, Lasse. 2017. British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.