Objectives and course descriptions: Right-wing populist parties have been represented in parliaments at local, regional and national level in OECD countries for many years and they are or were even involved in national governments in some countries in the 2000s and/or 2010s. Right-wing populist parties are thus no longer a marginal group phenomenon in political decision-making processes and this applies not least to the field of school policy. Dealing with various dimensions of heterogeneity (e.g. migration, gender, social inequality, special needs education) are core issues of right-wing populist parties. However, little research has been done on which educational debates on heterogeneity right-wing populist parties take up and which school policy goals they pursue. In the seminar, you will learn about and be able to analyse the positioning of right-wing populist parties using selected countries as examples.
For this survey course, it is important that students study all assigned readings carefully to be able to actively participate in class discussions. Readings are generally kept between 70 and 100 pages per week. The sessions typically combine short lectures followed by a group discussion of the respective issues. During each seminar there are small group (3-4 people) discussions over questions pertaining to the week’s topic take place. Students are expected to deliver short presentations on the class question. Students prepare for seminars by reading the starred readings on the reading list. All written assignments and presentations are due via Moodle.
General information: Both the reading texts and the language in the seminar are in English. For the term paper (submission 15.3.2024) you can decide whether you want to write it in German or English.
The course is part of admission "Anmeldung gesperrt (global)".