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Comparing Populisms and Democracies: Local Specificities in the Rule of Law Crisis (and its Resolution?) / 16-17 June 2022, Hybrid

West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Law, Romania in partnership with CLEST (Centre for Legal Education and Social Theory, University of Wrocław) under the patronage of the Embassy of Italy in Bucharest organises

Comparing Populisms and Democracies: Local Specificities in the Rule of Law Crisis (and its Resolution?)

16-17 June 2022

hybrid format

Online: Link (valid for both days) – https://meet.google.com/okf-xrft-vgh

On site: West University of Timisoara, street Bd. Vasile Parvan, nr. 4, Amphitheatre A1.1

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Day 1: Thursday, 16th June
Online: Link (valid for both days) https://meet.google.com/okf-xrft-vgh
On site: West University of Timisoara, street Bd. Vasile Parvan, nr. 4, Amphitheatre A1.1

08.45-9.15 Welcome Address
on behalf of the Rectorate of the West University of Timisoara
on behalf of the organizers
on behalf of the Embassy of Italy in Bucharest

09.15-10.45 Book Launch and Discussion
Anti-Constitutional Populism (CUP, 2022), edited by Martin Krygier, Adam Czarnota and Wojciech Sadurski

Moderator: Alexandra Mercescu
Speakers: Martin Krygier (University of New South Wales) /online, Adam Czarnota (University of New South Wales /University of Wrocław), Wojciech Sadurski /online (University of Sydney)

Discussants:
Carlo Ruzza (School of International Studies, University of Trento)
Wojciech Zomerski (Centre for Legal Education and Social Theory, University of Wrocław) /online

11.00-12.15 Keynote speech
John Pratt (Victoria University of Wellington) /online: The End? Punishment, Populism and the Threat to Democratic Order

12.15-13.15 Lunch Break

13.15-15.00 Panel 1
Chair: Manuel Anselmi
Adam Czarnota (University of New South Wales / University of Wrocław): Democratic Frustration. Populism and Challenge to Liberal Constitutionalism in Central-Eastern Europe
Giuseppe Martinico (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa): Between Mimetism and Parasitism: Populism in a Comparative Perspective
Zoltán Szente (Institute for Legal Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest): Populist Constitutionalism ‒ Conceptual and Empirical Problems
Carlo Ruzza (School of International Studies, University of Trento): Populism, Anti-Populism and The Rule of Law

15.00-15.15 Coffee break

15.15-16.45 Panel 2
Chair: Adam Czarnota
Paolo Graziano (University of Padua): Crises, Leadership, Neopopulism
Lorenzo Viviani (University of Pisa) /online: Populism and Democracy: The Challenge of Populist Personalisation of Leadership in Post-Representative Democracy
Lucian Bojin (West University of Timisoara): Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of Populism

17.00-18.30 Panel 3
Chair: Paolo Graziano
Hans-Jörg Trenz (Scuola Normale Superiore, Firenze): Enhanced Value Conflicts and Crisis of The Rule of Law: Towards a Differentiated European
Union of Values?
Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz (Institute for Legal Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest): The Role of Constitutional Traditions under Populist Government
Sorina Doroga (West University of Timisoara): Populism, Nostalgia and the Law

starting at 20.00 Conference dinner at Hotel Timisoara Mărășești street 1-3

Day 2: Friday, 17th June
Online: Link (valid for both days) https://meet.google.com/okf-xrft-vgh
On site: West University of Timisoara, Bd. Vasile Parvan, n 4, Amphitheatre A1.1

09.15-10.30Keynote speech
Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University) /online: Gambling with Representation: The Multiple Forms of Populism

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-12.30 Panel 4
Chair: Michał Stambulski
Bojan Bugaric (University of Sheffield) /online: The Two Faces of Populism: Between Authoritarian and Democratic Populism
Paul Blokker (University of Bologna): Populist Constitutional Politics and Civil Society Fundamentalism
Manuel Anselmi (University of Bergamo): Penal Populism, Civil Society and the Crisis of the Rule of Law in Italy

12.30-13.30 Lunch break

13.30-15.15 Panel 5
Chair: Lucian Bojin
Renata Deskoska (University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje) /online: Populism and Democratic Erosion in Macedonia (2008-2017)
Michał Stambulski (Erasmus University of Rotterdam / CLEST – Centre for Legal Education and Social Theory): Populist Jurisprudence? Examining Selected Case Law of the Polish Constitutional Court (2017-2020)
Andreea Verteș-Olteanu (West University of Timisoara): The Constitutional Court, Civil “Special” Pensions and Populism in Romania
Djordje Gardasevic (University of Zagreb) / online: Constitutional Court and Populist Referendum Initiatives: The Case of Croatia

15.15-15.30 Coffee Break

15.30-17.00 Panel 6
Chair: Sorina Doroga
Flaminia Saccà, Luca Massidda (University of Tuscia, Viterbo): Democracies Under Pressure in Pandemic Times: Rule of Law Crisis in Angela Merkel and Victor Orbán’s Political Narrative
Oscar Mazzoleni (University of Lausanne): Individual Sovereignism. How Populist Rhetoric Hijacks Rules of Law in Times of Pandemic
Alexandra Mercescu (West University of Timisoara / Centre for Legal Education and Social Theory / Nomos Centre): The Pandemic Uncovers Penal Populism: The Case of Romanian Legal Culture

17.00-18.00 Book Launch & Discussion
Filtering Populist Claims to Fight Populism (CUP, 2021) by Giuseppe Martinico

Discussants
Alexandra Mercescu (West University of Timisoara)
Lucian Bojin (West University of Timisoara)

Closing Address

A conference organized as part of the “Series of Conferences Faculty of Law – 30 years” with the generous support of

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