Panel “It’s the economy, stupid! No, it’s something else.” The rise of illiberalism and populism in post 89/ 91 Eastern Europe

26 Oct 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Level 1 Auditorium

Panel “It’s the economy, stupid! No, it’s something else.” The rise of illiberalism and populism in post 89/ 91 Eastern Europe

Curated by Stefan Melle, German-Russian Exchange, Transition Dialogue coordinator, Germany & Louisa Slavkova, Sofia Platform, Member of the NECE Advisory Board, Bulgaria

Introduction: Stefan Melle, Director DRA – German-Russian Exchange, Transition Dialogue coordinator, Germany

Speakers:
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Hertie School of Governance, Romania/ Germany (tbc)
Krassen Stanchev, Institute for Market Economics, Bulgaria (tbc)
Caroline Hornstein Tomić, Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, Member of the NECE Advisory Board, Croatia
Jan Sowa, Sociologist, Philosopher, Design criticist, Poland (tbc)
Oksana Huss, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany/Ukraine (tbc)

Moderator: Louisa Slavkova, Sofia Platform, Member of the NECE Advisory Board, Bulgaria

This panel is designed by Transition Dialogue 2019-2021. It is a network of scholars and citizenship educators from 7 Eastern European countries (transition-dialogue.com). It´s key objective is to make sense of the experience of transition in post-Cold war Eastern Europe and transfer these insights and controversies into new contents and formats of civic education. In this discussion we are looking at the role of economic and social disparities between the ‘West’ and the ‘East’ and ask if inequalities are the only driving force for discontent and populism.