Legal clinic on "identity politics and populist backlash"

A.A. 2021/2022
Crediti massimi
Ore totali
Obiettivi formativi
The course aims to develop the knowledge of the Populist backlash from a legal point of view. Since the Great Recession of 2008, we witness a transformation of the constitutional values in many countries and a deep crisis of liberal democracies. Populist discourses typically problematize the gap between 'us', the people, and 'them', the corrupt establishment. Furthermore, in the demarcation of the people, national, ethnic, religious, and class identities are mobilized for political gains. Populists offer simple narratives which often rely heavily on identity politics, to reassure citizens in an increasingly global and interconnected world. The course will explore those issues from a comparative constitutional point of view; fostering a critical analysis and problem-solving, the students will be guided in the study of selected theoretical and practical cases and other legal issues.
Risultati apprendimento attesi
At the end of the course, students will be able: - to understand and analyze the main issues related to the Populist backlash from a theoretical and constitutional point of view -to identify and to compare the different forms populisms and their relationship with the identities of the constitutional legal systems examined; - to understand the growing interaction between different the populist backslash and the identity politics; - to discuss the most controversial issues of the course through in-class discussion of case-law.
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Secondo semestre
More specific informations on the delivery modes of training activities for a.a. 2021/2022 will be provided over the coming months based on the evolution of the public health situation
a) Definition of Populism b) definition of identity and identity politics c) Populism and European Integration Process c) Clash between populism and liberal values (freedom of speech) c) Populism, Identity and Religious Freedom d) Populism in western democracies (examples)
No required
Metodi didattici
Professors will use: a) lectures; b) thematic insights proposed to students
Materiale di riferimento
Reading and materials for attending students will be available on ARIEL at the of beginning of the class
Modalità di verifica dell’apprendimento e criteri di valutazione
No final exam is required. Students have to demonstrate during the class that they are familiar with the concepts and relationships of the subject of the course and are able to classify questions and problems in the contexts of the subject matter.
Lezioni: 21 ore
Martedì, 15.45 - Previo appuntamento via mail
Sezione di Diritto Costituzionale