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THE NATION AND THE RADICAL LEFT

PRACTICES AND DISCOURSES OF NATIONAL IDENTITY IN LEFT-WING POLITICS

THE NATION AND THE RADICAL LEFT - Call for papers

Organizers

  • Manuela Caiani (Scuola Normale Superiore)
  • Jacopo Custodi (Scuola Normale Superiore)

Keynotes

  • Benjamin De Cleen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Daniel Keith  (University of York)

Presenters

  • Laura Chazel (Sciences Po Grenoble)
  • Adriano Cirulli (La Sapienza University)
  • Jacopo Custodi (Scuola Normale Superiore)
  • Vincent Dain (University of Rennes)
  • Maria Della Porta Rodiani (University of Exeter)
  • Costas Eleftheriou (University of Athens)
  • Nikos Folinas (University of Crete)
  • Fani Giannousi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • Luigi Giorgi (LUISS Guido Carli University)
  • Stephen Hopkins (University of Leicester)
  • Giorgos Katsambekis (Loughborough University)
  • Kriton Kuci (Mediterranean University of Albania)
  • Josep Lobera (Autonomous University of Madrid)
  • Jakob Meer (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)
  • Francis O’Connor (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)
  • Panos Panayotu (Loughborough University)
  • Camilo Pérez-Bustillo (Stanford University)
  • Paolo Perri (University of Calabria)
  • Edon Qesari (Independent Researcher)
  • Ihab Shabana (University of Peloponnese)
  • Joe Shaughnessy (University of Cambridge)
  • Panagiotis Sotiris (Hellenic Open University)
  • Kei Takata (University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • Rossana Tufaro (Scuola Normale Superiore)
  • José Neves (NOVA University of Lisbon)
  • Aimilia Vilou (Panteion University)

Discussants

  • Giada Bonu (Scuola Normale Superiore)
  • Manuela Caiani (Scuola Normale Superiore)
  • Loris Caruso (Scuola Normale Superiore)
  • Benoît Challand (The New School)
  • Hakan Övünç Ongur (TOBB University of Economics and Technology)
  • Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Conference description

The conference aims to explore and evaluate the intricate relationship between national identity, nationality and nationalism on one side, and left-wing, emancipatory and radical politics on the other side. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers on the following themes:

  • Left-wing populism and nationalism
  • The radical left and the nationalist-globalist cleavage
  • The radical left and the nationalist revival
  • Imagined communities and left-wing projects
  • National identity and migrant solidarity activism
  • Alter-Europeanism and Euroscepticism
  • Radical left and nationality in post-colonial contexts
  • Transnational leftist movements beyond the nation
  • Patriotism and anti-imperialism
  • Internationalism and cosmopolitanism
  • Internationalism and popular sovereignty

The conference intends to cover cases from different areas of the world, as a necessary step in order to better grasp the complexity and the polymorphism of national identity within radical left politics. Consequently, we welcome papers assessing European as well as non-European cases.