[CFP] Conference 2021 – Dedicated panel on ‘Populism, Sovereignty and Class Politics’

September 12-19, 2021 / Online Conference

Neoliberalism Working Group

Call for papers for dedicated panel on Populism, Sovereignty and Class Politics

Deadline for submissions of abstracts: 15 May, 2021

Despite more than a decade of capitalist stagnation, the anti-capitalist left and the trade unions have not made persistent gains in any global north state. Instead, resistance has emerged in more sporadic political directions, with persistent anti- establishment grievances and demands for the accountability of state power. These themes were initially exploited by. leftists like Syriza and Podemos, but latterly have often been exploited in by right-populist. political entrepreneurs. A cross-cutting theme has been sovereigntism, the assertion of the primacy of the political sphere. over the free play of market forces. The aim of this session is thus to analyse the political climate arising from an ongoing crisis of neoliberal globalisation.

We would consider papers addressing the following themes:

  • What factors account for the failure of “left populist” experiments to sustain early breakthroughs?
  • What explains “pasokification”? Why have centre-left parties so often been the electoral victims of the breakdown of neoliberal globalisation?
  • Is the left’s commitment to “open borders” reconcilable with a national populism from the left?

Submission information

IMPORTANT: When submitting your abstract for consideration for the panel, please clearly write the name of the panel (above) in the abstract. When asked to select which working group the proposal is relevant for, please tick the box for it to be considered by the NEOLIBERALISM WORKING GROUP. This will ensure it is sent to the right people for review.

To submit your abstract, please visit: http://iippe.org/iippe-annual-conferences/11th- annual-conference-in-political-economy/. The deadline for proposals is 15 May 2021. All other deadline dates are stated in the Electronic Proposal Form instructions.

For general information about IIPPE, its Working Groups, and the Conference, visit http://iippe.org/.

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