Populism and the Crisis of Legitimacy: Reconsidering the Practice of Self-Rule

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Joshua Nichols (Faculty of Law, University of Alberta) participated in the video series on The Futures of Democracies during the international conference "Democracy and Its Futures ", March 21-22, 2019. He accepted the invitation to respond to a bold question "What are the greatest challenges to democracy?" Addressing the issue of the challenges...
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Policy Memo on Rebuilding The Economy After Covid-19

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NEW POLICY MEMO Summary The novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, originating in Wuhan, China, has had an unprecedented effect on both the global economy and environment. Pollution levels over China and Europe are being reported at record lows. “Not even during the Great Depression and World War II did the bulk of economic activity literally shut down,...
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Video on POPULISM: Deficient democratization in Central and Eastern Europe

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Silvia Suteu (Public Law at the University College London) participated in the video series on Populism and Democracy during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. She gave a paper on Friends or Foes? The Uncertain Relationship of Eternity Clauses and Populism and accepted the invitation to...
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Richard Bellamy: Populism and and the challenge of the democratic disconnect

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Richard Bellamy ( Department of Political Science, University College London) participated in the video series on Dialogue on Democracy: T he Rise of Populism during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. He gave a paper on When is Democracy Constitutional? On the Relations between Political,...
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Policy Memo on universal basic income in Europe and beyond

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NEW POLICY MEMO "Universal Basic Income: The Necessity For Human-Centred Economic Modernization In Europe And Beyond" Summary The continuous global growth of economic entanglement, technological ‘advancement’, and the shifts of wealth associated with both, are impactful trends seen and felt by all. Nevertheless, these trends are realistically...
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POPULISM Video series: Existential politics - a threat to democracy

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Oliver Schmidtke (Department of Political Science 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 gave a paper on " Populism as an Illiberal Response to the Crisis of Democracy: Exploring the Link between...
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Video on Populist Movement: a Friend or a Foe of Democracy ?

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Michal Stambulski (Centre for Legal Education and Social Theory, University of Wroclaw) participated in the video series on The Rise of Populism during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. He gave a paper on The (Im)Possibility of Populist Jurisprudence. Lessons from Poland and accepted the...
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Students blog on COVID-19 implications and Europe-Canada research topics

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Students at the University of Victoria respond creatively to the COVID-19 implications against the background of their interest in Europe-Canada research issues. Addressing the effects of the COVID pandemic, these upper undergraduate students consider how the current crisis could be tackled productively and, most importantly, from a practical,...
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POPULISM Video Series: The need to analyze how governments relate to their citizens

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Kristen Rundle (Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of Melbourne) participated in the video series on Populism and Democracy during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. She gave a paper on "Populism, Constitutionalism, and the Administrative State" and accepted the...
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Announcement: Thibault Biscahie, winner of the essay contest

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In January 2020, the Jean Monnet Project “Europe Dialogue on Democracy: Democratic deficit and the rise of populism in Europe” (CEDoD) - co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria - launched its essay contest “POPULISM: a corrective or a threat to democracy?”. As...
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