DescriptionThe first part of the seminar looked at the difficult relationship between welfarism, the social pillar of the EU Charter and the Four Freedoms of the EU in the context of the gradual rise or normalization of right-wing populism. The goal of this session will be to discuss the dynamics of human rights within the European Union, including the development of social rights and their role in the construction of European citizenship.
|Period||24 Feb 2022|
|Location||Maastricht, NetherlandsShow on map|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
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This seminar will address questions of populism and human rights. Populism has been mostly theorized in juxtaposition to constitutional democracy and international human rights law. Motivated by the need to provide answers to the challenge of far-right and authoritarian forms of populism, this seminar seeks to expand the analysis beyond the better-documented authoritarian forms of populism. Following Bugaric (2019), this seminar is dedicated to explore progressive and socio-economic forms of populism. In particular, the seminar will discuss whether these forms of populism could be helpful or even necessary to articulate constitutional and democratic alternatives to the far-right. In doing so, the seminar will also explore the potential contributions of the current European project of social citizenship and social rights under international law.