Transnational production and circulation of ideas from the periphery. Polish conservative intellectuals and the critique of liberal democracy
Weekly internal seminar by Valentin Behr, political scientist at the University of Strasbourg and 2021-2022 Paris IAS Fellow.
Communication discussed by Isabelle Gouarné, chargée de recherche CNRS au Centre Universitaire de Recherches Administratives et Politiques de Picardie (CURAPP-ESS, Université de Picardie Jules Verne).
This research aims at identifying the ideological sources of the critique of liberal democracy, and the reconfigurations of the European Right. It traces the exchanges between conservative intellectuals on both sides of the former Iron Curtain since the end of the Cold War. Its empirical focus is on Polish intellectuals who have played a key role in shaping the Law and Justice (PiS) party's ideology and on their involvement in the transnational circulation of conservative ideas.