Archive for June, 2008

And yet more populism (now in Slovak!)

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Sociological Institute, 25.06.2008 Many thanks to Zuzana Kusa and the researchers at the Sociological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for hosting a lively discussion on populism, with the best and most challenging questions yet. Dakujem. Tu je powerpoint (po slovensky): http://www.la.wayne.edu/polisci/kdk/populism/SU SAV populism 2008.ppt I am delighted by the […]

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Populism in Postcommunist Europe: Discussion Transcript, 23.06.2008

Populism in Postcommunist Europe A panel discussion with regional specialists in political science: Monday, 23 June 2008 at 15.30 Slovak Foreign Policy Assn., Hviezdoslavovo nám. 14 Bratislava Thanks to the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Fulbright Slovakia, the German Marshall Fund, the Department of Political Science of Comenius University, the Institute for Public Affairs, and the […]

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Populism in Postcommunist Europe: Resources

In recent days I have discovered a large number of new (and relatively new) resources on populism in Central and Eastern Europe. Lists and brief descriptions are here: The Institute for Pubic Affairs in Bratislava, Slovakia has published a report called “Populist Politics and Liberal Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe” which is free online: […]

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Blackboard = Brasilia

The Chronicle of Higher Ed recently published the following snippet in its daily email update on technology: Weller says new Web tools (such as wikis and video-capture technology) put power in the hands of students, but traditional learning-management systems (such as Moodle and Blackboard) emphasize central control by the learning institutions, so he predicts that […]

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Reminder: Populism Discussion, Monday 23 June, 15.30 SFPA

Just a reminder about Monday’s discussion, free and open to all who wish to attend. Graphic is here, text is below. Next week I will try to post notes and perhaps audio or video I can arrange it. Thanks to Fulbright Slovakia, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Institute for Public Affairs, the Department of Political […]

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June 2008: Half-Time Report (UVVM, Poll Averages, and Comparisons rolled into one)

Smer at half-time UVVM caused a minor stir with this month’s poll which shows Smer support at near-record levels (46.7%, a level higher than any but that of early 2007′s 47.7%). The dominance of the party is remarkable. Meciar’s HZDS on only one occasion–the election of September 1994 and the first poll immediately following–received preferences […]

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Discussion in Bratislava: Populism in Postcommunist Europe

Join us for a discussion of Populism in . Postcommunist . Europe * What is it? * How should we study it? * Why should we care? With political science scholars who study politics in postcommunist Europe, especially in Slovakia and Poland Kevin Deegan-Krause, Department of Political Science, Wayne State University, USA Ann-Cathrine Jungar, CBEES […]

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Slovakia’s Politics in a Nutshell

On May 11 I had the rare pleasure of talking about Slovakia’s politics at the Cafe Roland in Bratislava’s main square with an audience that actually (unlike my students) had some choice about whether to attend. I am grateful to the audience for their questions and their tolerance for what was (in the end) too […]

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