Events 8 June 2017 Venice Summer School Application
The Populist Upsurge and The Decline of Diversity Capital
Giorgio Cini Foundation

Students and young scholars are welcome to participate to the Reset-DoC International Summer School 2017 that will take place in Venice from the 5th to the 10th of June 2017.  The Reset-DOC Summer School is organized in collaboration with Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and students are granted 6 CFU/ECTS after successful completion of the course work.

Please, see the application details here below.

All enrolled students are going to be assigned to one of the three workshop seminars. In the workshops students discuss and elaborate one specific issue of the overall topic and prepare a short preparation at the Reset DOC Seminars on Saturday, June 10.

Evaluation: Presentation during the Reset DOC Seminars and attendance (60%); final paper to be submitted three weeks after the end of the summer school (40%).

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Venues

From June 5 to June 8 (morning):

Ca’ Dolfin, Aula Magna Silvio Trentin
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Address: Calle Saoneria – Dorsoduro 3825/E – 30123 Venezia

From June 8 (afternoon) to June 10:
Giorgio Cini Foundation
Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
30124 Venezia

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Syllabus

Monday, 5 June

Module 1: POPULISM AND CULTURAL IDENTITY

10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Volker Kaul: Populism and Identity

Reading:
Gayatri Chakrovarty Spivak (1988), “Can the Subaltern Speak?,” in Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg (eds.), Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, Urbana, University of Illinois Press, pp. 271-313.

Module 2: NATIONALISM IN EUROPE

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Sara de Vido: Brexit and the ‘Return’ to National Governments: What is the Future of the EU?

Readings:
(1) Miguel Tell Cremades, Petr Novak (2017), Brexit and the European Union: General Institutional and Legal Considerations Brexit and the European Union, Directorate General for Internal Policies of the Union.
(2) European Council (2017), Guidelines Following the United Kingdom’s Notification Under Article 50 TEU.

5.15 pm – 6.15 pm

WORKSHOPS

(1) Diversity, Solidarity, and Globalization (Stephen Macedo)

Readings:

(1) Stephen Macedo (1995), “Liberal Civic Education and Religious Fundamentalism: The Case of God v. John Rawls?”, Ethics 105 (3), pp. 468-496.
(2) David Miller (2008), “Immigrants, Nations, and Citizenship”, in The Journal of Political Philosophy 16 (4), pp. 371–390.
(3) Robert Putnam (2007), “E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the Twenty-first Century. The 2006 Johan Skytte Prize Lecture”, Scandinavian Political Studies, 30 (2), pp. 137-174.

(2) From the Crisis of Politics to the Rise of Religions (Manlio Graziano)

Readings:
Students must study at least two of the following texts:
– Manlio Graziano, Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: “Introduction” (pp. 1-11)
– José Casanova, Public Religions in the Modern World: “Introduction” (pp.3-6)
– Olivier Roy, Holy Ignorance: Introduction (pp. 1-19)
– Peter Berger, The Desecularization of the World: Resurgent Religion and World Politics: Chapter 1, “The Desecularization of the World” (pp. 1-18)
– Gilles Kepel, The Revenge of God: The Resurgence of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism in the Modern World: Introduction, “Religions in a Confused World” (pp. 1-12)
– Manlio Graziano, Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: Chapter 8, “The Clash of Civilizations” (pp. 105-130)
– Manlio Graziano, Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: Chapter 10, “The Bloody Borders of Religions” (pp. 154-170)
– Michael Jerryson, K. and Mark Juergensmeyer, Buddhist Warfare: “Introduction” (pp. 3-14)
– Manlio Graziano, Holy War and Holy Alliance: Chapter 14, “The Holy Alliance” (pp. 221-246)
– Carl Schmitt, Roman Catholicism and Political Form (§§ 1-2)
– John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge, God is Back: Conclusion, “Learning to Live with Religion” (pp. 352-373)

(3) Populism and Democracy (Volker Kaul)

Readings:
(1) Jürgen Habermas (1990), “Discourse Ethics: Notes on a Program of Philosophical Justification”, in Habermas, Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action, Cambridge (Mass.), MIT Press, pp. 43-115.
(2) Jürgen Habermas (2017), For A Democratic Polarisation: How To Pull The Ground From Under Right-wing Populism, https://www.socialeurope.eu/2016/11/democratic-polarisation-pull-ground-right-wing-populism/.
(3) Jürgen Habermas (2016), Core Europe To The Rescue: A Conversation With Jürgen Habermas About Brexit And The EU Crisis, https://www.socialeurope.eu/2016/07/core-europe-to-the-rescue/.

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Tuesday, 6 June

Module 3: COMPARATIVE POPULISM

10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Lea Nocera: Trajectories of Populism in Turkey

Readings:
(1) Karabekir Akkoyunlu & Kerem Öktem (2016), “Existential insecurity and the making of a weak authoritarian regime in Turkey”, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 16 (4), pp. 505-527.
(2) Cedric De Leon, Manali Desai & Clhan Tuğal (2009), “Political Articulation: Parties and the Constitution of Cleavages in the United States, India, and Turkey”, Sociological Theory, 27 (3), pp. 193-219.

Module 4: CULTURAL DIVERSITY VS. NATIONALISM

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Stephen Macedo: Immigration, Justice and Social Diversity

Reading:
Stephen Macedo, „The Moral Dilemma of U.S. Immigration Policy. Open Borders Versus Social Justice?“, in Carlo M. Swain, Debating Immigration, New York, Cambridge University Press, pp. 63-81.

5.15 pm – 6.15 pm

WORKSHOPS

(1) Diversity, Solidarity, and Globalization (Stephen Macedo)

(2) From the Crisis of Politics to the Rise of Religions (Manlio Graziano)

(3) Populism and Democracy (Volker Kaul)

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Wednesday, 7 June

Module 5: RADICALIZATION IN WESTERN DEMOCRACIES

10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Manlio Graziano: The Geopolitical Roots of the Decline of the West

Reading: Paul Kennedy (1989), “The United States: The Problem of Number One in Relative Decline”, in Paul Kennedy, Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, New York, Vintage Books, pp. 514-535.

2.30 pm – 3.45 pm

WORKSHOPS

(1) Diversity, Solidarity, and Globalization (Stephen Macedo)

(2) From the Crisis of Politics to the Rise of Religions (Manlio Graziano)

(3) Populism and Democracy (Volker Kaul)

Module 6: POPULISM AND INEQUALITIES

4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Cemil Boyraz: Political-Economic Sources of Populism Today

Readings:
(1) Ian Bruff (2016), “The Rise of Authoritarian Neoliberalism”, Rethinking Marxism 26 (1).
(2) S. Erdem Aytac and Ziya Onis (2014), Varieties of Populism in a Changing Global Context. The Divergent Paths of Erdoğan and Kirchnerismo, Comparative Politics 47 (1), pp. 41–59.

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Thursday, 8 June

Module 7: POPULISM AND REASON

9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Yves Mény: Populism and Democracy

Reading: Daniele Caramani (2017), “Will vs. Reason: The Populist and Technocratic Forms of Political Representation and Their Critique to Party Government,” American Political Science Review 111 (1), pp. 54-67.

2.30 pm – 3.00 pm Welcome Address and Introduction

Pasquale Gagliardi, Secretary-General of Cini Foundation
Michele Bugliesi, Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Giancarlo Bosetti, Director of Reset DOC: Introduction

Module 8: LIBERALISM, NATIONALISM AND IDENTITY

3.00 pm – 4.15 pm
Michael Sandel: Populism, Nationalism, and the Future of Liberalism

4.30 pm – 6.40 pm

Tiziana Lippiello: The Paradigms of Religious and Philosophical Plurality: The Return of “the Sacred” in the Globalized World and the Chinese Example
Alessandro Ferrara: Can Political Liberalism Help us Understand Populism?Cemil Boyraz: Neoliberal Populism at Work: The Foundation of “Public Relations and Communication” Centers in Turkey

Reading: Michael Sandel (2010), “What Do We Owe One Another? Dilemmas of Loyalty,” in Sandel, Justice. What is the Right Thing to Do?, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, pp. 208-243.

6.45 pm – 7.30 pm

WORKSHOPS

(1) Diversity, Solidarity, and Globalization (Stephen Macedo)
(2) From the Crisis of Politics to the Rise of Religions (Manlio Graziano)
(3) Populism and Democracy (Volker Kaul)

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Friday, 9 June

Module 9: THE POSSIBILITY OF TOLERANCE

9.30 am – 11.10 am
Luigi Vero Tarca: The Right to be Right: Recognizing the Reasons of Those who are Wrong
Adam Adatto Sandel: What is an Open Mind?

Reading: Akeel Bilgrami (2014), “Secularism, Multiculturalism and the Very Concept of Law,” in Bilgrami, Secularism, Identity, and Enchantement, Cambridge (Mass.); Harvard University Press, pp. 58-74.

Module 10: POPULISM AND DEMOCRACY

11.20 am – 1.20 pm
Yves Mény: Back to ‘Basics’: Populist Primitivism in Modern Societies
Akeel Bilgrami: What is this ‘Populism’?

Reading: Yves Mény, Yves Surel (2002), Democracy and the Populist Challenge, London, Palgrave, pp. 1-21.

Module 11: SOCIAL CAPITAL AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCE

2.20 pm – 4.00 pm
Murat Borovalı: Ad Hominem Argumentation in Politics
Stephen Macedo: Liberalism, Social Solidarity, and Diversity in a Globalizing World

4.10 pm – 5.40 pm
ROUNDTABLE: Populism in Europe and the United States

Giuliano Amato, Lisa Anderson, Akeel Bilgrami, Manlio Graziano, Michael Sandel
Chair: Roberto Toscano

Reading: Jan-Werner Müller, What is Populism?, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 75-100.

5.45 pm – 6.30 pm
WORKSHOPS

(1) Diversity, Solidarity, and Globalization (Stephen Macedo)
(2) From the Crisis of Politics to the Rise of Religions (Manlio Graziano)
(3) Populism and Democracy (Volker Kaul)

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Saturday, 10 June

Module 12: THE DECLINE OF DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY?

9.30 am – 11.10 am
Albena Azmanova: The Populist Catharsis
Claus Offe: Referendum vs. Institutionalized Deliberation

Reading: Claus Offe, Europe Entrapped, Cambridge, Polity Press, pp. 1-31.

Module 13: POPULISM AND POLITICAL REPRESENTATION

11.20 am – 12.20 pm
Hamid Dabashi: Are there any People in Populism?

Reading: Hamid Dabashi (2009), Post-Orientalism: Knowledge and Power in the Age of Terror, New York, Routledge, pp. 123-154.

12.20 pm – 1.00 pm
Presentations of the Summer School Workshops
: (1) Diversity, Solidarity, and Globalization, (2) From the Crisis of Politics to the Rise of Religions, (3) Populism and Identity

Module 14: A NEW GLOBAL AUTHORITARIANISM?

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm
Amr Hamzawy: Egypt’s Blend of Religious and Nationalistic Populism
Lisa Anderson: Bread, Dignity and Social Justice: Populism in the Arab World

3.50 pm – 5.10 pm
ROUNDTABLE: Global Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy
Hamid Dabashi, Jonathan Laurence, Claus Offe, Nancy Okail, David Rasmussen
Chair: Pasquale Ferrara

Reading: Amr Hamzawy (2017), Legislating Authoritarianism. Egypt’s New Era of Repression, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, http://carnegieendowment.org/files/CP_302_Hamzawy_Authoritarianism_Final_Web.pdf.

Tutorship: Please write to seminars2017@resetdoc.org for any question you may have.

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The list of speakers may be subject to change. Participants will receive the final program of the Summer School.

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USEFUL INFORMATION FOR AN ENJOYABLE STAY IN VENICE

Location:

–       From 5th to 8th(morning) the Summer School will be held at Ca Dolfin, Aula Magna Silvio Trentin (Ca’ Foscari University). Address: Calle Saoneria – Dorsoduro 3825/E – 30123 Venezia

–       From 8th (afternoon) to 10th June the Summer School will be held at Giorgio Cini Foundation, on the Island of San Giorgio, Venice. Address: Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, 30100 Venezia

Travel and Accommodation: participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Students must arrange their accommodation personally.

A room near Santa Lucia Train Station may be a suitable option since you can reach Ca’ Foscari University – Ca’ Dolfin in 15 minutes by walking. You can easily reach San Giorgio Island as well with vaporetto line n°2 in 45 minutes from Ferrovia Stop (in front of Santa Lucia train station).

Also a room near “Zatterevaporetto stop may be a good option since you can reach Ca’ Foscari University (Calle de la Saoneria, 3825/D, 30123 Venezia) in 15 minutes by walking and San Giorgio Island with vaporetto line n°2 in 10 minutes.

Another option can be a room in Mestre, that is cheaper than a room on the main Island, from where you can reach Ca Foscari University in 30 minutes with the bus T2.

Here a list of suitable accommodations:

Hotel Andria (Mestre)
http://www.hoteladriavenice.it/en/

Legrenzi Rooms (Mestre)
http://en.legrenzirooms.com/

B&B outlet sweet Venice (Mestre)
http://www.outletsweetvenice.com/en/

B&B romantica Venezia (Mestre)
http://www.venezia-bb.it/en_bb_home.htm

Hotel San Geremia (near Ferrovia stop, Santa Lucia Train Station – vaporetto line n°2)
http://www.hotelsangeremia.com/?lang=en

Hotel Adriatico (near Ferrovia stop, Santa Lucia Train Station – vaporetto line n°2)
http://www.venicehoteladriatico.com/

Hotel Dolomiti (near Ferrovia stop, Santa Lucia Train Station – vaporetto line n°2)
http://www.hoteldolomitivenice.com/index.php  

Hotel Pensione Seguso (near Zattere Stop – vaporetto line n°2)
http://www.pensionesegusovenice.com/index.php

Also Fondazione Cini have few single and double rooms available in Vittore Branca Center, on the Island of San Giorgio
write directly to: Massimo Busetto <campus@cini.it>

You may find useful the official Venice transport map here: waterborne routes  http://www.actv.it/sites/default/files/ultimamappa.pdf

For any further information please write to Cristina Sala: cristina.sala@resetdoc.org