LOC03 Comparative Politics | Política Comparada

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Session Chairs
Dr. Edalina Sanches
Prof. Marco Lisi
Session Convenors
Dr. Carlos Jalali

The erosion of popular sovereignty, cultural transformations and the economic turmoil are challenging the performance and functioning of contemporary political systems. While traditional institutions and actors are increasingly under pressure to face these rapid changes, new phenomena such as deglobalization and growing polarization are emerging, suggesting the need to innovate the theoretical and methodological tools used in comparative research. This section welcomes proposals that advance our understanding of contemporary politics from a comparative perspective. We are interested in submissions offering new conceptual, theoretical and methodological insights to any sub-field of comparative politics and that address this year’s conference theme: New Nationalisms in an Open World. We particularly encourage proposals that help answer the conference call main questions, including among others: what are the causes and consequences of the rise of new nationalisms? What is the relationship between nationalism and other political phenomena such as populism, authoritarianism and the diffusion of digital forms of participation? What are the effects of new nationalisms on political behavior, leadership styles, electoral politics and democratization? The section is open to different theoretical and methodological approaches that address these issues and their implications. We are also receptive to panels and papers that look at continuities and changes on both traditional and new dimensions of contemporary politics through the use of comparative research.