Entries by Fazila Mat

Memory and the future of Europe. Rupture and integration in the wake of total war

Verovšek, J. Peter (2020). Memory and the future of Europe. Rupture and integration in the wake of total war. Manchester University Press. Memory and the future of Europe examines the role of collective memory in the origins and development of the European Union. It traces Europe’s political, economic and financial crisis to the loss of […]

Politicizing Social Inequality: Competing Narratives From the AfD and Stand Up

Schmidtke, Oliver (2020) Politicizing Social Inequality: Competing Narratives From the AfD and Stand Up. Frontiers in Sociology. This article investigates the link between rising levels of social inequality and years of austerity on the one hand and the rise of populist, anti-establishment protest on the other. This connection is explored by analyzing the discursive practices […]

Prof. James Tully: The Roots of Modern Democracy and the Need for Participatory Democracy

By EUCAnet Team James Tully (Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Law at the University of Victoria) participated in the video series on Populism and Democracy during the international conference “Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism”, March 6-8, 2020. He accepted the invitation to respond to a bold question “What are the greatest challenges to democracy?” Reflecting […]

Politicizing Social Inequality: Competing Narratives From the AfD and Stand Up

Full article: Oliver Schmidtke (University of Victoria) Frontiers in Sociology, (2020) Summary of the article by Fazila Mat The 2008/09 financial and economic crisis in particular has had profound effects on the social fabric of European societies as well as profound realignments of party politics in Western democracies. While the direct causal link is debated, […]

Hungarian Jewish Holocaust Survivors Registered in Displaced Persons Camps in Apulia: An Analysis Based on the Holdings of the Arolsen (International Tracing Service) Digital Archive

Barna, Ildikó, (2020). Hungarian Jewish Holocaust Survivors Registered in Displaced Persons Camps in Apulia: An Analysis Based on the Holdings of the Arolsen (International Tracing Service) Digital Archive. In Bardgett, Suzanne; Schmidt, Christine; Stone, Dan (eds.) Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 165-184. This chapter deals […]

The Spectre of Populism: A Threat to Liberal Democracy? Lecture by Oliver Schmidtke

In this talk, organized by the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Institute for European Studies, Oliver Schmidtke shares his insights on the driving forces behind the electoral success of right-wing populism and the effects it has on liberal democracy throughout Europe and North America. Western democracies are confronted with the rise of populist parties that […]

Anti-Immigrant propaganda and the factors that led to its success in Hungary

Barna, Ildikó (2019).  Anti-Immigrant propaganda and the factors that led to its success in Hungary. In H. K. Hallgrímsdóttir & H. Thorson (Eds.)  Narratives of memory, migration, and xenophobia in the European Union and Canada (pp. 53-72). Victoria, BC: University of Victoria Libraries. By the end of 2014, support for the governing party, Fidesz, fell […]

Featured Experts: Dr. Colin Bennett, University of Victoria

Prof. Colin Bennett is a regular contributor to national and international media. Fields of expertise: Comparative Politics; Public Policy; American Government and Politics; Information and Communications Policy; International Privacy Standards; Personal data Protection Contact info: cjb@uvic.ca EUCAnet invited Colin Bennett to share some tips and advice about their outreach expertise: “Be aware of the difficulties […]

Featured Experts: Dr. Edwin Hodge, University of Victoria

Dr. Edwin Hodge is an emerging scholar and a regular contributor to national media. Fields of expertise: Right wing extremism, Social movements, White supremacy & the Alt Right, Incel & “red pill” movements, Masculinities. Contact info: edhodge@uvic.ca EUCAnet invited Edwin Hodge to share some tips and advice about his outreach expertise: “Interviews, guest spots, and […]