Social Movements and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe. Historical Legacy and Current Trends

Herder-Forschungsrat, Fachkommission Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
Institut für Philosophie und Soziologie, Polnische Akademie der Wissenschaften (IFiS PAN)
12.10.2019 - 13.10.2019

Tagung der Fachkommission Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften in Kooparation mit dem Institut für Philosophie und Soziologie der Polnischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (IFiS PAN), Warschau


Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Registration and Morning Coffee

Welcome address by Andrzej Rychard, Director of Institute of Philosophy of Polish Academy of Sciences, and Michał Federowicz (Director of GSSR)

Award ceremony: doctoral and habilitation diplomas

Inaugural Session: General Trends in Social Movement Studies
Chair: Michał Federowicz (GSSR, IFiS PAN)

Opening of the Conference by Ernst Hillebrand (FES) and Piotr Kocyba (TU Chemnitz)

David S. Meyer (UC Irvine)
Competing Populisms: The Trump Presidency and Oppositional Movements in the United States

Dieter Rucht (ipb Berlin)
The Profile of Social Movements in East and West Germany after Unification

Lunch break

1. Session: Past and Present of Trade Unions in CEE
Chair: Stefan Garsztecki (TU Chemnitz)

Andrzej Rychard (IFiS PAN)
Solidarność: its Revolutionary and Evolutionary Nature

Piotr P. Płucienniczak (Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw)
Why Workers Do Not Strike Anymore? Lessons from Poland 2004-2016

Jiří Navrátil (Masaryk University)
Czech Trade Union Organizations in Time and Space

Coffee break

2. Session: Memory and Historical Legacies of Civil Society in CEE
Chair: Anna Wylegała (IFiS PAN)

Mateusz Mazzini (IFiS PAN)
I Fear, Therefore I Act: Collective Memory of Hardship as an Instrument of Mass Mobilization under the Law and Justice Government in Poland

Sabine Volk (Jagiellonian University)
Monday Marches, Once Again: Memories of the 1989 East German 'Peaceful Revolution' in the Far-Right Populist Movement PEGIDA in Dresden

Olga Zelinska (GSSR)
The Road to Maidan: Protest Legacies in Ukraine, 1989-2013

Coffee Break

3a. Parallel Session: Social Movements in an Illiberal State - The Case of Hungary
Chair: Dániel Mikecz (MTA Budapest)

Endre Borbáth and Swen Hutter (WZB Berlin)
Party System Transformation from Below: Protest by Jobbik and LMP in Hungary

Krisztián Simon (Freie Universität Berlin)
Regressive civil society in Hungary

Szabina Kerényi (MTA Budapest)
Salami and Confrontation: Grassroots Strategies in the Illiberal State

3b. Parallel Session: Regressive Politics and Countermobilization - the Case of the Black Protest in Poland
Chair: Paulina Górska (University of Warsaw)

Elżbieta Korolczuk (Södertörn University)
Right-Wing Populism and its Discontents: Defining the Elites and the People in Poland

Magdalena Muszel and Grzegorz Piotrowski (Fundacja Zatoka and ECS)
Black Monday and Womens' Strikes in Poland: Lessons from the Field

Radosław Nawosjki (Jagiellonian University)
The Black Protests and Polish Women's Strikes - Is there Cause for Hope?

Joint dinner

Movie screening of Portavoce with introductory lectureDeveloping Protest Cultures in Romania (Henry Rammelt, National University for Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest)


Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Morning coffee

4. Session: Quantitative Approaches to Studying Social Movements in CEE
Chair: Irina Tomescu-Dubrov (IFiS PAN)

Kateřina Vráblíková (University of Bath)
Democratic Guardians and EU Legacies: A Panel Study of Czech Social Movement Organizations

Marta Kołczyńska (ISP PAN)
Micro- and Macro-Determinants of Membership in Organizations in Europe: An Analysis of the European Values Study Wave

Viktoriia Muliavka (GSSR)
Grievance and Participation in Protest in Western and Eastern Europe

Coffee Break

5. Session: Sexual and Gender Minorities in CEE and their Counterparts
Chair: Elżbieta Korolczuk (Södertörn University)

Paulina Górska, Katarzyna Malinowska (University of Warsaw)
Changing Minds and Hearts? What Happens When We March with Pride

Hanna Hrytsenko (Independent Researcher)
Anti-Gender Movements in Ukraine: On the Crossroads of Local and Global Trends

Maja Gergorić (University of Zagreb
The Anti-Gender Movement in Strategic Interaction: An Analysis of Croatia and Portugal

Lunch break

6. Session: Right-Wing Mobilization in CEE - Bad Civil Society?
Chair: Piotr Binder (IFiS PAN)

Marcin Ślarzyński (IFiS PAN)
Local Conditions of the Emergence of Right-Wing Civil Society Organizations in Poland: The Case of Gazeta Polska Clubs (2005-2015)

Dániel Mikecz (MTA Budapest)
Fidesz and the Peace March - Attitudes and Political Profile of the Demonstrators

Piotr Kocyba and Michael Neuber (TU Chemnitz and ipb Berlin)
'Concerned Citizens', Patriots or Extremists? The Cases of Dresden's PEGIDA and the Polish Independence Day March

Coffee Break

7. Session: Right-Wing Extremists on the Streets - Case Studies from CEE
Chair: Piotr P. Płucienniczak (Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw)

Marton Gerö (ELTE Budapest)
Mobilization on a Different Ground: Hate, Fear, and Loyalty

Daniel Płatek (ISP PAN)
Collective Violence in the Strategic Action Field. Actors, Targets and Repertoires of the Polish Extreme Right Movement, 1990-2013

Steve Davies (GSSR)
Nationalist Commemorations of the Warsaw Uprising

Final discussion
Chair and closing lecture: Stefan Garsztecki (TU Chemnitz)