WORKSHOP: Migration, Populism and Ethical Perspectives on Voting

Stockholm, June 29 - July 1, 2022

The REDEM workshop on Migration, Populism and Ethical Perspectives on Voting is devoted to explorations of the electoral ethical perspectives on migration, migration policy and the rise of populist political parties. The workshop will in particular seek to advance our understanding of ethical conflicts facing voters and strategies for resolving them in the context of migration and populism. This includes but is not limited to papers addressing how the left-right dimension and political cleavages in terms of cultural values structure voters judgments, the extent to which democracies provide opportunities to articulate relevant ethical standpoints on migration, how perceptions of biased electoral representation condition judgements on populist parties and agendas, how voter’s judgements on migration and populism is affected by the electoral system and general questions on the ethics of voting in relation to populist candidates and migration policy. In addition, the workshop welcome papers addressing the electoral ethics of migration and populism in the context of impending threats to the democratic order, including the ethical dilemmas of militant democracy. The list is not exhaustive and the workshop welcomes the application of abstracts for papers on any aspect of the workshop theme broadly understood.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Friday, July 1, 2022

 

Session 4

09:00-10:15 PANEL: Democracy
Panel chair: Jonas Hultin Rosenberg -
   Uppsala University

Daniel Weinstock - McGill University
Democratic Arguments for (Moderately)
   Undemocratic Political Parties

Chiara Destri - Goethe University Frankfurt
Electoral Democracy and the Duty of Trust

Session 9

09:00-10:30 PANEL: Democratic
   backsliding

Panel chair: Alexandru Volacu - University
   of Bucharest

Franziska Lara Paulmann - University of
   Kassel

A “tragic choice”? - The justified reactions to
   anti-immigration backlashes by liberal
   democratic states

Andrei Poama, Tom Theuns - University of
   Leiden

Civic invitation: Democratic backsliding and
   prodemocratic partisanship in the EU

Anthoula Malkopoulou - Uppsala University
If you pay, you vote: Debating material
   contributions as a condition for
   enfranchisement

 

10:15-10:30 COFFEE BREAK

10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK

 

Session 5

10:30-12:00 PANEL 5: Epistemic voting
Panel chair: Toni Gibea - University of
   Bucharest

Sofia Wiman - University of Gothenburg
The vices of a bad voter

Sebastian Linares, Gustavo Bodanza -
   University of Salamanca/CONICET
   (Argentina)

Epistemic voting and aggregation

Session 10

11:00-12:30 PANEL: Populism
Panel chair: Chiara Destri - Goethe University Frankfurt

Attila Mràz - Sciences Po/CEVIPOF
Populism(s) and the Non-Ideal Ethics of
   Voting

Dimitrios Efthymiou - Goethe University
   Frankfurt

When should EU immigrants get the vote?

Sirus Dehdari - Stockholm University
Emigration and Populism

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

12:30-13:30 LUNCH

Session 1

13:00-13:15 WORKSHOP OPENING
Annabelle Lever - Sciences Po/CEVIPOF
Ludvig Beckman - University of Stockholm

13:15-15:00 PANEL: Voting rights of
   immigrants

Panel chair: Attila Mràz - Sciences Po/
   CEVIPOF

Adelin-Costin Dumitru - University of
   Bucharest

Enfranchising refugees in a non-ideal world

Alexandru Volacu - University of
   Bucharest

Voting Rights and Migration: A Relational
   Account

Jacob Garrett - University of Genova
When Parents Vote: Immigrant Inclusion on
   Parent Councils in Primary and Secondary
   Schools

Session 6

13:00-14:15 PANEL: Territory and
   democracy

Panel chair: Corrado Fumagalli - University
   of Genova

Mollie Gerver - King's College London
Immigration control as self-defence

Marcus Carlsen Häggrot - Goethe University
   Frankfurt

De-territorialised legislative constituencies:
   A conditional defence

15:00-15:15 COFFEE BREAK

14:15-14:30 BREAK

Session 2

15:15-17:00 PANEL: Citizenship and voting
Panel chair: Marcus Carlsen Häggrot -
   Goethe University Frankfurt

Camilla Wangmar - Stockholm University
Acting like states: regional citizenship and
   democratic inclusion in UK Overseas
   Territories

Leonardo Barros da Silva Menezes -
   University of Minho

Alienage, the Right to Vote and the
   Boundary-Focused Citizenship

Session 7

14:30-16:00 PANEL: Electoral rules and
   voting

Panel chair: Dimitrios Efthymiou - Goethe
   University Frankfurt

Elena Pupaza - Stockholm University,
   Joachim Wehner - London School of
   Economics

How does the electoral system condition
   voter responses to immigration?

Arina Cocoru - New York University
   Abu Dhabi

Conflict-of-interest rules and the duties of
   parliamentary members

Toni Gibea - University of Bucharest
Empirically assessing the impact of voting
   dilemmas on voters’ attitudes and behavior

17:00-17:15 BREAK

16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK

Session 3

17:15-18:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Moderator: Ludvig Beckman - Stockholm
   University

Valeria Ottonelli - University of Genoa
Voting Rights and Migration: A Relational
   Account

Session 8

16:30-18:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Moderator: Annabelle Lever - Sciences Po/
   CEVIPOF

David Miller - Oxford University

   

19:00 DINNER

18:00-19:00 WELCOME EVENT

19:00 DINNER

The REDEM Workshop on Migration, Populism and Ethical Perspectives on Voting is organised by the University of Stockholm and is chaired by Ludvig Beckman. The event is scheduled to take place on location in Stockholm in the premises of the Institute for Futures Studies. The institute is located in the city centre with a wide range of alternatives for nearby accommodation. Lunch and dinner will be offered free for all on-site participants.

For those unable to attend in person, participants will be able to join the event on-line using the Zoom platform. On-line participants will be required to register in order to be able to attend. Participants in each workshop session will be invited to join a closed Zoom meeting via password-protected access. Prior to joining the meeting you will be required to be logged into your Zoom account. Attendees will receive an email with a link and a password for each session for which they are registered. Although participation in a session is possible by opening the Zoom link in a browser, we strongly encourage the download and use of the free Zoom Client for Meetings.

To apply for on-line participation please send an email to the workshop chair, specifying your name, your affiliation and a brief description (2-3 sentences) of your interest in the workshop. Please send your request no later than June 26, 2022. Links to the workshop sessions will be emailed to on-line participants on June 28, 2022. If you asked to be registered for the workshop and did not receive a confirmation, please contact us as soon as possible.

For any questions about the workshop please contact the workshop organisers.

 
 

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