Populism in East-Central Europe

Debate around a book by
Roman Krakovský
“Populism in East-Central Europe”

With the participation of the author and, as discussants:
Pavel Barša (FF UK) and
Michel Perottino (FSV UK)
Introduction: Jérôme Heurtaux (CEFRES)
Moderation: Zora Hesová (FF UK)

Where: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1, room P104
When: 5 November 2019, 6:30 pm
Organizers: CEFRES, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, with the French Institute in Prague
Language: English

Whereas the fall of communism in 1989 was considered as a victory of democracy on authoritarism, thirty years later, the region is facing a wave of populist movements among the most virulent in Europe. How can we understand this paradox? In his book, Roman Krakovský offers a historical insight into east-central European populism.

Roman Krakovský is historian, lecturer at Geneva University, specialized on east-central Europe. Author of:
Réinventer le monde. Le temps et l’espace en Tchécoslovaquie communiste (Publications de la Sorbonne, 2014)
L’Europe centrale et orientale de 1918 à la chute du mur de Berlin (Armand Colin, 2018)
He has just published: Le populisme en Europe centrale. Un avertissement pour le monde ? (Fayard, 2019)

This debate is part of CEFRES Visegrad Forum and follows a book presentation in Bratislava, 4.11.2019.