The international conference, organized by RaMi project, aim to explore, discuss, and redefine the relationship between the radicalized margins and the mainstream across different social, regional and historical contexts.
Radicalized actors/ideologies and the mainstream are usually considered opposing poles. The mainstream is often portrayed as moderate and centrist in terms of its convictions and policies and placed in opposition to the far-right and far-left. However, findings from the German National Racism Monitor, for example, have shown that attitudes like racism, antisemitism and Islamophobia are deeply rooted within society and are not only held by radical far-right actors – a phenomenon that has been observed in many countries around the globe.
The symposium and workshop aim to bring together research that pays particular attention to “the mainstream” as a (heterogeneous) agent accommodating, aligning, justifying, and normalizing far-right actors, actions, and attitudes, as well as the reasons why and the circumstances under which, this happens.
When: 9-10 November 2023
Where: German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM), Mauerstraße 76, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Confercence attendance is reserved to active participants. However: Keynote speaker sessions are open to interested persons and can be attended remotely. To access the link, please contact email@example.com. Further information and the conference program can be found on the website of DeZIM Institute.
- Kristian Harpviken, Peace Research Institute Oslo
- Michal Krzyzanowski, Uppsala University
- Ruth Wodak, University of Lancaster/University of Vienna
- Andreas Zick, University of Bielefeld