Model transitions? Rethinking the “success story” of Southern European democratization

Model transitions? Rethinking the “success story” of Southern European democratization

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 9:00am to 6:15pm
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Please see programme below
Convenor: Maria Elena Cavallaro
European Studies Seminar

Santander Fellowship Conference

09:15 - Opening remarksPaul Betts (ESC Director, St Antony's College, Oxford), Maria Elena Cavallaro (Santander Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford), Kostis Kornetis (Carlos III University, Madrid)

Panel 1 09.30 – 11.15 Conflicting memory of transition today Chair: Tom Buchanan (Kellogg College, Oxford)

09:30 - Lost in Transition? Ideology and party politics in parliamentary memory debates in Portugal Filipa Raymundo (Instituto de Ciencias Socias, Lisbon)
09:55 - Memories of dictatorship and transition in the years of the Great Recession Alejandro Quiroga (Newcastle University)
10:20 - Public memory of transition in  Greece and Spain Kostis Kornetis (Carlos III University, Madrid)
10:45 - Discussion

11:15 - Coffee break

Panel 2 11:45 – 13:30 Legacy of Europeanism Chair: Julio Crespo MacLennan (Cervantes London)

11:45 - Surviving the Crisis? The Portuguese party system and the challenges of the EU Antonio Costa Pinto (Instituto de Ciencias Socias, Lisbon)
12:10 - Protest as democratic practice: Peace movements in Greece during the eighties Eirini Karamouzi (Sheffield University)
12:35 - The resistance of the Myth: Europeanism in Spain from the Transition to the Outbreak of the Economic Crisis. Maria Elena Cavallaro (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
13:00 - Discussion

13:30 - Lunch break in the ESC garden or Common Room (dependent on weather)

Panel 3 14:30 – 16:15 Uses of the Past by Grassroots Political Actors. Chair: Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford)

14:30 - How national histories shaped the politics of crisis: Southern European Contrasts Robert Fishman (Carlos III University, Madrid)
14:55 - From the ‘Unfinished Revolution’ to the ‘Defense of the Revolution’: Framing the transition in austerity-era Portugal Pedro Ramos Pinto and Tiago Carvalho (Cambridge University)
15:20 - Revolution betrayed: Radical alternatives to the Greek transition. Kostis Karpozilos (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
15:45 - Discussion

16:15 - Coffee break

Roundtable Discussion 16:45 – 18:15

16:45 - Panellists: Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford); Nancy Bermeo (Nuffield College, Oxford); Tom Buchanan (Kellogg College, Oxford); Antonio Costa Pinto (ICS, Lisbon); Robert Fishman (Carlos III University, Madrid); Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield College, Oxford)

18:15 - End of conference