Critiques of Liberalism and Challenges to Democracy: Understanding the Conservative Standpoint

Research Workshop–COST Action CA 16211 RECASTWorking Group 2: Languages and Ideologies

University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic 14–15 February 2019


The research workshop of COST Action CA 16211 RECAST: "Critiques of Liberalism and Challenges to Democracy: Understanding the Conservative Standpoint", will take place 14-15 February 2019 at the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic.

 

Co-organised with the Department of Politics & International Relations of the University of West Bohemia and Concepta: International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought, this second workshop of Working Group 2: Languages and Ideologies, of COST Action RECAST, is scheduled for 14-15 February 2019 in Pilsen. Convened by Rosario López (University of Málaga) and Lenka Strnadová (University of West Bohemia), it deals with Critiques of Liberalism and Challenges to Democracy: Understanding the Conservative Standpoint.

 

The common understanding of conservatism as an ideology draws attention to its unique elements that make it into an identifiable discourse. Many scholars believe that, like any other ideology, conservatism retains some core elements, i.e. concepts and values, which provide its internal structure. Although this structural aspect is either immutable nor agreed upon, conservatism as a language or ideology has been regarded as having some recognisable characteristics, and as such it is susceptible to rhetorical analysis.

 

The key task of this workshop is to explore, whether from a historical or normative perspective, the position of conservatism as a thread connecting an otherwise diverse critical reaction towards liberalism and liberal democracy.

 

Proposals (title, abstract of up to 200 words and short bio) should be submitted to pilsencostworkshop@gmail.com by 15 December 2018.

 

For more information, see the

CfP in PDF Format

Website of the Workshop