Forthcoming Events - 12th Annual International Conference - Kyoto, Japan - March 2-4, 2018
Populism in a Post-truth World: A Multidisciplinary Conference
(in association with Kyoto Sangyo University’s Institute for World Affairs)
The unexpected rise to power of President Donald Trump in the US, and the UK referendum resulting in Brexit, highlighted 2016 as a year of populism and post-truth. Both campaigns were driven by appeals to emotion, not reason, and were characterized by the widespread use of non-truths. The winners were appealing to those frustrated with regular politics, and those hit by the negative impacts of globalization. While populism and post-truth are neither new nor limited to our two examples, do these results therefore signal a greater crisis within the two key architects of the global system? What will be the impacts on the economic order that has been in place since WWII? Will brakes be applied to the various processes of globalization that have continued virtually unabated for more than 50 years? How are international and domestic institutions responding to the post-truth world that may threaten their legitimacy and even existence? What does the seeming rise in populism and post-truth say about civil society and its crucial role in democracy? While it may be that the shift towards populism could be interpreted as a domestic shift in power from elites to citizens, should we also understand it in terms of the ongoing global shift in power from the West to the rest?
Please note that we can offer no travel support or funding to participants. Thus, please only submit a proposal if you are certain you will have your own financial means to attend the conference.
Deadline for proposals: October 31st, 2017
Notification of proposal result: November 21st, 2017
Deadline for early bird registration payment (18,000 yen): December 21st, 2017
Deadline for presenters' registration payment (20,000 yen): January 21st, 2018
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Deadline for refunds: February 4th, 2018
Event: March 2-4, 2018
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