Conservatism is usually seen as the antidote of political radicalism and fundamentalism. Conservatism and Radicalism are depicted as being mutually exclusive. Nevertheless, a number of recent instances in politics hint at a different sort of relationship between conservatism and radicalism. The radical discourse of the Tea Party, David Cameron’s self-declared ‘radicalism’, or the Norwegian terrorist, Breivik’s definition of himself as a ‘radical conservative’ indicate the need to reflect upon the nature of the relation between conservatism, radicalism and fundamentalism.
The Department of Political Science of the University of Debrecen, Hungary cordially invites scholars whose research interests include conservatism, radicalism and/or fundamentalism to the second of the bi-annual international conference series on Conservatism, to be held on the 26-28 May 2012 at the University of Debrecen. Those interested are invited to submit a 250 word abstract for a 20 minute presentation, by February 15, 2012.
Prof. Michael Freeden, University of Oxford.
Professor Angus Hawkins, University of Oxford.
Abstracts should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Submissions
15 Feb. 2012
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