Politics and International Studies

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Lazaros Karavasilis

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Postgraduate Researcher

I joined Loughborough University as a Postgraduate Researcher in October 2017. I am also a member of the development team at POPULISMUS Observatory (POPULISMUS Research Project).

Academic Bio

2016: Member of POPULISMUS Observatory

2015: Master’s Degree in Political Analysis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

2012: Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Research

My main areas of research interest include populism, radical left and right parties and discourse analysis. During my Master Thesis I conducted research on the formulation of the ideological and political identity of the conservative Greek party “New Democracy” during the period 2009-2013. Since then, I have also examined how anti-populism is signified and its relationship with populism in Greek political and media discourse.

In my PhD I compare left and right wing populism through cases in Greece and Germany. The project examines the cases of “Alternative for Deutschland”, “Die Linke” “SYRIZA” and “Independent Greeks” in a discursive and policy level as well as on the level of electoral performance.

PUBLICATIONS

Conference Papers

2016

The Construction of the National-Populist Subject: the formation of the ‘people’ in national-populist discourse and its characteristics.Presented at the “Populism as Movement and Rhetoric” Conference, Jyväskylä, 19 March.

2015

The National-Populism of New Democracy: the case of May 6th Elections 2012. Presented at the “Populism and Democracy” POPULISMUS International Conference Thessaloniki, 28 June.

Journal Articles

2017

‘Perceptions of “Populism” and “Anti-populism” in Greek Public Discourse during the Crisis: the case of the website “Anti-news”’, Politik Special Issue on Populism: Critical Reflections of a Global Phenomenon. (2017, vol. 20, Issue 4, pp.58-70)

Book Chapters

2017

The Construction of the National-Populist Subject: the formation of the ‘people’ in national-populist discourse and its characteristics, in Orpo Kovala, Emilia Palonen, Tuija Saresma, Maria Ruotsalainen (eds.), Populism as Movement and Rhetoric Conference Proceedings, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä: Nykykulttuurin Julkaisusraja/ The Publications Series of the Research Centre of the Contemporary Culture. [Forthcoming]