Skip to main content

Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe

Objective

The aim of FATIGUE is to develop theoretically and empirically robust explanations for the causes and consequences of rise of illiberalism and authoritarianism in post-communist Europe (and Europe, more generally) with reference to the concept of 'delayed transformational fatigue'. The project will seek to answer the following questions:

i. Why do illiberal political discourses resonate with people in post-communist Europe?

ii. With which types of people do illiberal discourses particularly resonate?

iii. Under which social, economic and political circumstances are illiberal discourses most likely to gain traction?

iv. How do illiberal political actors make their views of the world hegemonic? Which social, political and economic conditions of possibility enable such hegemonic worldviews to dominate political discourse?

v. Which framing activities are employed by cultural-political entrepreneurs via specific media and educational institutions to make their views of the world hegemonic?

vi. What are the remedies to the current illiberalism? What role does education play in making society aware of the dangers of playing with right-wing ideas.

The research programme will be organised in five work packages, each centred on a research theme pertinent to one or more post-communist EU member-states, accession states or states in the EU’s Eastern Partnership. A sub-team, composed of three partners, will lead the work on each of the five dimensions of the delayed transformational fatigue:

WP1: Illiberal democracy and right-wing politics

WP2: Politics of memory and transitional justice

WP3: Economic populism and inequality

WP4: Cultures of reaction: xenophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-migrant

WP5: Civil society and protest movements

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /social sciences/political science/political communication
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/democracy

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64

Participants (5)

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 464 844,96
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 672 412,32
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 671 740,56
Address
Fovam Ter 8
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 452 529,36
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 427 450,32
Address
Studentski Trg 1
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (12)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
United Kingdom
Address
Exchange Square 1
EC2A 2JN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD
United Kingdom
Address
96 Euston Road
NW1 2DB London
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR MIGRATION
Czechia
Address
Argentinská 38
170 00 Prague
Activity type
Other
PRAGUE CIVIL SOCIETY CENTRE
Czechia
Address

Prague
Activity type
Other
FOUNDATION INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES
Poland
Address

Warsaw
Activity type
Other
HALINA NIEC LEGAL AID CENTRE
Poland
Address

Kraków
Activity type
Other
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Hungary
Address

Budapest
Activity type
Other
MINORITY RIGHTS GROUP EUROPE
Hungary
Address
Ulloi Ut 68
1082 Budapest
Activity type
Other
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL
Hungary
Address
Falk Miksa Utca 30 Iv Em 2
1055 Budapest
Activity type
Other
SIHTASUTUS POLIITIKAUURINGUTE KESKUS PRAXIS
Estonia
Address
Tartu Mnt 50
10115 Tallinn
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTEGRATION AND MIGRATION FOUNDATION
Estonia
Address

Tallinn
Activity type
Other
JEWISH COMMUNITY BELGRADE/JEWISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Serbia
Address

Belgrade
Activity type
Other