Messianic Leadership Across the World: A Comparative Look at Savior Politics

This is a online conference organized by IKOS taking place over two weeks.

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Authoritarian rule is on the rise all over the globe. Making sense of this new wave of authoritarian regimes is one of the most central questions facing political research. Much has been written on common structural patterns and institutional elements, particularly under the analytical approach of “competitive authoritarianism”. Much less has been done to analyze the discursive and performative elements of this new wave of leadership in a comparative perspective.

This workshop explores the Messianic elements of contemporary politics via a variety of cases ranging from the USA to India.

The workshop will take place on Zoom over a two week period with eight meetings including a keynote André Gagné who will give a lecture on Trump and American evangelicals.

The events are open to all who are interested.

More information

Program and book of abstracts,

List of events/dates (pdf)

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Published May 18, 2021 2:02 PM - Last modified May 18, 2021 3:31 PM