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The Autocratic Challenge

Horaires: 09:30 - 16:30
Lieu: Institute for European Studies (IEE) Salle Kant - Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 39, 1050 Bruxelles,
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L'Université libre de Bruxelles et la Faculté de philosophie et de sciences sociales vous convient à un colloque sur le thème de l'autocratie dans la période contemporaine: "The Autocratic Challenge:  Assessing Autocratization Processes in Contemporary Times".

Cette conférence sera l'occasion de venir écouter de nombreux spécialistes de plusieurs institutions belges et internationales sur cet important sujet d'actualité. L'événement a le soutien du FNRS, le CEVIPOL et l'Institut d'études européennes de l'ULB. 

Programme

Jeudi 15 novembre

heure Sujet Intervenants
09:30-09:45 welcoming reception  
09:45-10:00 Introduction to the conference

Luca Tomini (ULB)

Aude Merlin (ULB)

10:00-11:20

PANEL 1: From democratization to autocratization: the current debate

 

Chair : Luca Tomini (ULB)

Andrea Cassani and Luca Tomini (University of Milan and ULB) Modes of Autocratization: A Cross-Regional Qualitative Comparative Analysis 1990-2015, co-authored by Luca Tomini.

Anna Lührmann and Staffan I. Lindberg (V-Dem Institute/University of Gothenburg) Keeping the Democratic Façade: Contemporary Autocratization as a Game of Deception co-authored by Staffan I.

11:20- 11:40 Coffee break  
11: 40-13:00 PANEL 2: Explaining autocratization: from institutions to agency, 1

Chair: Seda Gurkan (ULB)

Clémentine Fauconnier (CESSP/EHESS Paris) Strangely familiar: how democratic procedures and institutions became tools of autocratization, the case of Russia

Jan Völkel (VUB) The generals’ elections. How the Egyptian regime derailed the revolution

13:00-14:00  Lunch  
14:00 PANEL 3: Explaining autocratization: from institutions to agency, 2

Chair : Vanessa Frangville (ULB)

Jérôme Doyon (Oxford) Clientelism by design: Personnel politics in China under Xi Jinping

Isil Erdinç (Paris Dauphine) Labour unions and the state: How to build an authoritarian regime or social basis of the AKP power in Turkey(2002-2015)

Dragomir Stoyanov (University of Sofia) Democracy backsliding in Bulgaria, and the role of national-populist and Eurosceptic parties

16:30 end of the first day  

Vendredi 16 novembre

Heure Sujet Intervenants
09:15-09:30 Opening  
09:30-11:00 PANEL 4: Democracy and autocratization

Chair: Yalchin Mammadov (ULB)

Andrew Bradley (IDEA International Brussels) The resilience of democracy.

Peter Sondergaard (European Endowment for Democracy) Civic courage and activism as tools of de-autocratization.

Eugénie Mérieau (University of Goettingen) Towards a Theory of Dual Constitutionalism: The gray zone of illiberal Democracy

11: 00-11:15 Coffee break  
11:15-13:15 PANEL 5: The external dimension of autocratization processes

Chair : Aude Merlin (ULB)

Hélène Rousselot (CETOBac/EHESS Paris) Causes et acteurs de l’autocratisation dans l’Asie centrale post 1991.

Ronan Van Rossem (University of Ghent) Aid and the State. Explaining (Divergent) Political Regime Dynamics in Rwanda and Burundi. 1994 – 2015, co-authored by

Mathias De Roeck (University of Antwerp)

Anton Shekhovtsov (University of Vienna) Russia's Mimetic and Dark Powers and European Democracies

13:15-14:15 Lunch  
14:15-16:30 PANEL 6: The European Union and autocratization within and beyond its borders

Chair : Ekaterina Gloriozova (ULB)

Ramona Coman (ULB) and Cécile Leconte (Sciences Po Lille) Defending “illiberalism” in the name of sovereignty and common values in Central Europe

Seda Gurkan and Luca Tomini (ULB) Exploring the causal link between De-Europeanization and Autocratization in contemporary Europe

Natasha Wunsch (ETH Zurich) Democratization in Doubt: Comparing Democratic Backsliding Before and After EU Accession

Antonino Castaldo (University of Lisbon) Back to Competitive Authoritarianism? Democratic Backsliding in Vucic’s Serbia

16:30 End of the conference  

Détails pratiques

La conférence se donnera entièrement en anglais.

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