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School of Politics and International Relations

School awarded £5000 to run a UACES network on fringe politics in South East Europe

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The School of Politics and International Relations has been awarded £5000 over three years from the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).

This funding is to support a Collaborative Research Network on fringe politics in South East Europe from the School’s Centre for European Research through a variety of workshops and network meetings with five partners. Adam Fagan will be the co-ordinator of the network. The steering committee consists of: Paul Stubbs (Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia), Florian Bieber (University of Graz), Jan Orbie (University of Ghent), and Peter Vermeersch (KU Leuven). We also have partners from other institutions, including the University of Zagreb (Croatia), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and the University of Aarhus (Denmark).

The School will run four workshops during the three-year period funded by UACES:

  • September 2014: Workshop hosted by University of Zagreb / Institute of Economics, Zagreb in September 2014 on right to the city, LGBT Pride, anti-austerity, and anti-corruption movements in Southeast Europe
  • March 2015: Workshop hosted by The University of Graz on whether groups on 'the right' in Southeast Europe - including sports fan groups, veterans' organisations in ex-Yugoslavia, and far-right extremism - challenge or bolster the state and regional status quo
  • May 2016: Workshop hosted by the University of Ghent on fringe political parties in Southeast Europe
  • January 2017: Workshop co-hosted by Queen Mary, University of London and LSE across themes in order to distil the linkages and sites of conflict amongst the various strands of the network, and discuss plans for the future

Adam Fagan, Head of the School of Politics and International Relations said; "We are very pleased to be able to co-ordinate the UACES CRN on 'Fringe politics in Southeast Europe' from the Centre for European Research. UACES has given us a wonderful opportunity to work closely with our partners across Europe on this topical area of study for the next three years - and hopefully beyond".



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