Past Event

Central Europe: from Democratization to Populism

May 1, 2019
12:10 PM - 2:00 PM
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Room 1201, International Affairs Building 420 West 118th St New York, NY 10027

Susann Worschech
Assistant Professor, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

Tsveta Petrova
Lecturer in the Discipline of Political Science, Columbia University

Is populism a symptom of democratic crises? What is its relationship to the political process in the so-called democratization countries? When and how have populist movements in Central and Eastern Europe imitated, substituted, threatened and reinforced the region's democratization processes? Tsveta Petrova and Susann Worschech will discuss the networks and frames developed by those movements to take advantage of political opportunities in the post-communist world, with a focus on Central Europe and its democratization trajectory. 

This event is sponsored by The European Institute & The Harriman Institute, and is made possible thanks to the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.