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Roundtable: Varieties of populism and its impact in the European transnational sphere


At the 12th Slovenian Social Science Conference and 1st Slovenian Jean Monnet Day that took place on December 7 20202, Jean Monnet Chair “Populism and the Future of European Democracy” held Roundtable: Varieties of populism and its impact in the European transnational sphere


The following discussants took part at the roundtable: Matevž Tomšič (Faculty of Media), Matej Avbelj (New University), Gabriel Badescu (Babes-Bolyai Univerisity) and Ladislav Cabada (Metropolitan University Prague); the moderator was Petra Kleindienst (School of Advanced Social Studies). The discussion addressed the nature and manifestations of populism, characteristics of populist leaders and populist discourse as well as the impact of populism on the functioning of democracy at both national and transnational level. The interlocutors agreed that the issue of populism needs to be addressed in an in-depth and differentiated way, taking into account the specifics of individual manifestations of this phenomenon.


The Slovenian Social Science Conference is a conference with international participation, organized by SASS since 2009.



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