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Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June 2015

Institut des sciences de la communication
20 rue Berbier-du-Mets, Paris 13e
Métro 7 ou bus 27, 47, 83, 91, "Les Gobelins"

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International Conference

New Populisms’ Political Communication

26-27 June 2015, ISCC

English français

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The Institute for Communication Sciences (CNRS / Paris-Sorbonne / UPMC) and the Center for Comparative Studies in Political and Public Communication (Ceccopop), headed by Philippe J. Maarek, co-organize this international conference, with the support of the General Council of the Val-de-Marne and the SFSIC.


Titles in the language of the speaker, powerpoints will be in the other language

Friday 26 June 2015 / 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

9:00 to 9:30 am – Welcome Coffee

9:30 to 10:30 am – Introductory Lecture
Today’s Populisms through the Prism of Semiology

Presidents: Pascal Griset, directeur de l’ISCC et Philippe J. Maarek, Université Paris Est, Ceccopop
Speaker: Patrick Charaudeau, professeur émérite à l’Université Paris 13

10:30 am to 12:30 pm – Workshop 1
The European Union as an agregating factor of populism in Europe?

President : David Deacon, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Discussant : Peter Maurer, University of Vienna, Austria

- L’impact des partis populistes lors des élections au Parlement Européen de 2014
Philippe J. Maarek, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

- Setting the (Eurosceptic) Tone ? Newspaper Coverage of the European Parliament and Its Influence on Public Opinion
Olga Eisele, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria

- Different peoples, different populisms? Evidence from the 2014 European Parliament Election Campaign in Italy
Marino De Luca, University of Cagliari, Italy
Antonio Ciaglia, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

- "Contre l’Europe, avec le peuple." La tweet-campagne pour les élections européennes des partis euro-critiques de droite, en France et en Italie
Marina Villa, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan-Brescia, Italy

- De l’élection à la représentation : une analyse de discours du rapprochement entre l’UKIP et Movimento 5 Stelle
Giancarlo Luxardo, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France
Marco Michieli, University of Pavia, Italy

2:00 to 4:00 pm – Workshop 2
Populisms’ mediatic coverage influence

President : Donatella Campus, University of Bologna, Italy
Discussant : Marina Villa, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan-Brescia, Italy

- Media coverage of Podemos in electoral context: Different narratives in traditional and new media
Óscar G. Luengo, University of Granada, Spain
Marta Rebolledo de la Calle, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

- The UK Independence Party, Populism and the British News Media: Competition, Containment or Cooperation?
David Deacon & Dominic Wring, University of Loughborough, United Kingdom

- The Left and Right in the South and North: A comparative study of Spanish and Swedish populist parties in the EP elections 2014
Karen Arriaza Ibarra, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Lars Nord, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

- Le rôle ambigu des médias "classiques" dans l’ascension de nouveaux partis dits "populistes" : une vue théorique et comparative
Peter Maurer, University of Vienna, Austria

4:15 to 6:30 pm – Workshop 3
Populist parties communication stratégies

President : Ann Crigler, University of Southern California, USA
Discussant : Óscar G. Luengo, University of Granada, Spain

- La stratégie de "dédiabolisation" du Front National
Arnaud Mercier, Université de Metz, France

- Coming In From The Cold? The Sweden Democrats’ Campaign Communications in 2010 and 2014
Lars Nord, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

- Pop politics in Spain bewteen the use of new media and a different use of old media
Eva Pujadas, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

- Grillo and the 5 Star movement: organization and communication
Rinaldo Vignati, Istituto Carlo Cattaneo, Bologna, Italy

- An Investigation of Active and Reactive Strategies in Election Campaigns: Mainstream Politicians’ Reaction to Populism
Caroline Dalmus et Regula Hänggli, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

- On the utility of implicit measures for measuring right-wing populist support
Penelope Sheets Thibaut et Linda Bos, Université d’Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
Hajo G. Boomgaarden, University of Vienna, Austria

Saturday 27 June 2015 / 9:30 am to 01:00 pm

9:30 to 11:30 am – Workshop 4
New populisms and Social Media

President : Lars Nord, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Discussant : Donatella Campus, University of Bologna, Italy

- Social Media Populism?: A Comparison of Tea Party and MoveOn in Competitive U.S. Senate Campaigns
Ann Crigler et Whitney Hua, University of Southern California, USA

- Twitter as a tool construction and distribution of frames in populist movements
Jordi Rodriguez Virgili et Javier Lesaca, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

- From Social Media to the Streets - A content analysis of the Facebook communication by the islamophobic PEGIDA movement in Germany
André Haller, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany

- The Five Star Movement: a democratic tsunami or another one-man show?
Luca Manucci, University of Zurich (NCCR Democracy program), Switzerland

- 2.0 Romanian Nationalist-Populism. The Futures of the Nationalist-Populist discourse in the Romanian New Media Public Sphere
Daniela Roventa Frumusani and Adriana Stefanel, Bucharest University, Roumanie

11:45 am to 1:00 pm – Workshop 5
Roundtable among panelists
(not open to the public)
President : Philippe J. Maarek, Université Paris-Est Créteil, Ceccopop, France