Special issue on populism edited by A. Makarychev
Visiting Professor Andrey Makarychev has edited a special issue on populism in the journal European Politics and Society titled "Multifaceted nationalism and illiberal momentum at Europe’s eastern margins".
The special issue is one of the multiple attempts to peer into and – hopefully – unpack perhaps the most acute challenges confronting contemporary regimes of power in a wider Europe and reshaping political systems in many countries of the continent. These challenges come in different versions and under different names, each being subject to critique and contestation: right- and left-wing populism, national conservatism, or illiberal democracy. The variety of these concepts attests to the deep transformations within the fabric of contemporary European societies and makes scholars rethink the post-Cold War hegemonic understanding of liberal democracy as the dominant (post-)political paradigm destined to expand from its traditional hotbed in the West to other regions.
The special issue includes an introduction from the editor and comparative country case studies of Estonia and Latvia (co-authored by Stefano Braghiroli and Vassilis Petsinis also from the Skytte Institute), Estonia (co-authored by Andrey Makarychev) Hungary, Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan, Poland and the Czech Republic as well as Slovakia.
Journal: European Politics and Society, 2019 (online first)