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Seminar Copenhagen, March 2015

We are delighted to announce our final NOPO network seminar, organized by Aalborg

Last modified: 04.08.2015

Welcome to the 5th and final NOPO-network seminar organized by Aalborg University.

Please look our page for registration and programme to find more information on the seminar.

You can find links to venue, hotel etc. by the menu to the right.

Keynote presentation - Michael Minkenberg

Professor of Comparative Politics at Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. From 2007-10 he held the Max Weber Chair for German and European Studies at NYU. He has received his M.A. from Georgetown University in 1984 and his Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in 1989. Since then, he has taught comparative politics at the universities of Göttingen and Heidelberg, at Cornell University and Columbia University. Minkenberg’s research interests include the radical right in liberal democracies, the relationship between religion and politics in Western societies, and, more recently, politics and architecture. He has published widely on these topics and his articles have appeared in various peer reviewed journals such as Comparative Politics, West European Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, Comparative Political Studies, the International Political Science Review, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. His current book publications include Power and Architecture. The Construction of Capitals and the Politics of Space (editor, 2014); In the Tracks of Breivik. Far Right Networks in Northern and Eastern Europe (co-editor with Mats Deland and Christin Mays, 2014); and Transforming the Transformation? The East European Radical Right in the Political Process (editor, due to appear in March 2015).

The conference is organized by Aalborg University.

Venue is: Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, Østbanegade 117. 2100 København Ø

Hotel: Imperial Hotel, Farimagsgade 9, 1606 Copenhagen (we will book this hotel for all participants unless you inform us otherwise).

Preliminary programme

Thursday 19 March

10.30-11:00 Registration and coffee
11.00-11.15 Welcome (Susi Meret, Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke)

Keynote lecture
Michael Minkenberg (European University Viadrina),

"The radical right in Perspective - European dimensions"

12.30-13.45 Lunch
WS1: Media, Populism and Political Communication (14-15)
Chairing: Karina Horsti (University of Jyväskylä)

Lars Nord (Mid-Sweden University): "Coming In From The Cold? The Sweden Democrats’ Campaign Communications in 2010 and 2014".

Anders Hellström (MIM, Malmö University), Anniken Hagelund (Institute for Social Research, Oslo), Susi Meret (Aalborg University): "Friend, Foe or Tolerated Guest?’ Role and Position of the Sweden Democrats, the Danish People's Party, the Progress Party and the Finns Party in Mainstream Press Editorials".

Lars-Erik Berntzen (European University Institute): "Diffusion of anti-Islamic activism: PEGIDA beyond Germany".

Katarina Pettersson (University of Helsinki): "Ideological dilemmas of female populist radical-right politicians".

WS2: From the Margins to the Mainstream: Normalizing Rightwing Populism in the Nordic countries? (15-16)
Chairing: Elisabeth Ivarsflaten (University of Bergen)

Ann-Cathrine Jungar (Södertörns University): "Radicalization of a mainstream party: The transformation of the True Finns"

Ov Cristian Norocel, (CEREN, University of Helsinki): "The Articulation of Welfare Chauvinist Appeals in Sweden: Sweden Democrats as Protectors of the Folkhem"

Anders Ravik Jupskås (University of Oslo): "No Longer a Right-Wing Populist Party? On the Normalization of the Norwegian Progress Party"

Timo Lochocki (Europe Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States): "United in Hostility – How the Rise of Right-Wing Populist Parties in Europe impacts the formation of national Foreign Policies and International Relations".

WS3: Against Populism and ‘Othering’: Democratic anti-bodies in civil society (16-17)
Chairing: Suvi Keskinen (University of Turku)

Birte Siim (Aalborg University): "Democratic Counterforces and Resistance to Populist Othering/Exclusion: Reflections from the RAGE- project".

Fiyaz Mughal, Director – TELL MAMA Campaign: "Countering Intolerance, Hatred and Bigotry through Monitoring, Mapping and Supporting Victims".

Aino Saarinen, Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki University:  "Racists and anti-racists within the same institutions - the example of the state and the church".
Reflections from the RAGE project/Finland.

17.00-17.30 Coffee break

Book presentations:

Hilmar Langhelle Mjelde, (Department of Comparative Politics (UiB)/Uni Research Rokkan Center, Bergen)
"The Institutionalization (and De-Institutionalization) of Rightwing Protest Parties: The Progress Parties of Denmark and Norway" (with Harmel, Robert and Lars Svåsand, Unpublished book manuscript)

Anders Hellström, (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), Malmö University):
"Trust Us! Reproducing the Nation and the Scandinavian Nationalist Populist Parties" (Forthcoming 2015, Berghahn Books)

Moderator: Martin Bak Jørgensen, Aalborg University

19.30 - Dinner


Friday 20 March

09.30-10.00 Coffee
10.00-11.30 Plenum: Where to go from here? On NOPO future activities and publication plans
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Public panel discussion
"Limits of tolerance, Freedom of Expression: From the Mohammed cartoons to Charlie Hebdo".

Moderator: Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke (Danish Institute for International Studies)


Peter Hervik (CoMID, Aalborg University): The Media Coverage of Charlie Hebdo and Jyllands-Posten: Breaking Out of the Afforded “Savage” Slot
Gavan Titley (Maynooth University): More than hashtags: context, translation and political identifications in a global media event
Aurélien Mondon (University of Bath): Islam, the secular republic and the theft of enjoyment

15.00-15.15 Goodbyes