Call for papers for the symposium “Extrémisme, populisme et théories du complot : les impacts de la pandémie sur la démocratie”

A call for papers is open for the conference entitled “Extrémisme, populisme et théories du complot : les impacts de la pandémie sur la démocratie”, organized in collaboration with the Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation (CEFIR) and the UNESCO Chair in the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism. This event, which will take place on Wednesday, September 21 and 22, 2022, will aim to reflect on these dynamics by examining the links between political extremism, conspiracy thinking and the anti-sanitary measures movement. More specifically, we invite contributions that can be articulated around four lines of thought. First, from a socio-political perspective, the aim is to 1) map and understand the anti-sanitary measures movement and 2) analyze its impacts on democracy and institutions. We will then take a psycho-social perspective to 3) examine issues related to mental health and radicalization in the context of the pandemic. Finally, the last part will seek to 4) explore possible solutions and prevention strategies. The symposium will take place at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, in room A. Lassonde (C-30).

The deadline for the call for papers is June 1, 2022.

Those interested in submitting a paper are invited to send to the following information :

  • Title of the paper.
  • Surname, first name, position, affiliation and e-mail address of the authors.
  • Abstract of the paper (500 words maximum).
  • Indicate in which axis the proposed communication is inserted.

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