North and South. A New Approach to the History of Post-war European Social Democracy

Seminar on the history of post-war European Social Democracy, 22–23 November 2018, Helsinki


The seminar is open to all interested.

22nd November 2018

Unioninkatu 12 (Soc & Kom), room 234

12:30–13:00 Registration
13:00–13:30 Peter Stadius, Stefan Nygård and Alan Granadino: Welcome remarks

Frank Georgi (University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne): Self-Management, a New Project for Southern Social Democracy? The French Case
Sami Outinen, Ilkka Karrylä and Alan Granadino (University of Helsinki): Democracy and Economy: Political and Ideological Evolution of Nordic Social Democrats and Iberian Socialists After the Economic Crisis of the 1970s

Discussant: Pauli Kettunen

15:00–15:30 Coffee Break

Paolo Borioni (La Sapienza University of Rome): Social Democracy in the Age of Ordoliberalism: Decline or Eclipse?
Olle Törnquist (University of Oslo UiO):  Problems and Options of Renewing Social Democracy: South and North  

Discussant: Bo Stråth

17:00–18:00 Roundtable. Possibilities for further research: themes, sources, approaches

23rd November 2018

Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, P673 (6th floor)

Michele di Donato (SciencesPo, Paris): The Southern European ‘crises’ of the 1970s: Social Democratic Internationalism, the Cold War and Globalisation
Stine Bonsaksen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU): Democratization by Exclusion? European Social Democrats and the Iberian Transition to Democracy

Discussant: Rinna Kullaa

10:30–10:50 Coffee Break

10:50–12:00 Keynote: Kristian Steinnes (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU): Post-war transnational European social democracy. Cooperation, conflict and compromise

Carl Marklund and Andreas Hellenes (Södertorn University and SciencesPo, Paris): Cultural affinity and small state solidarity: Swedish public debate and public diplomacy on global North-South relations in the 1970s
Mathieu Fulla (SciencesPo, Paris): The Western European Socialists and the Challenge of the 1970s Economic Crisis: What Role for the Southern Economic Experts in the Transnational Working Groups?

Discussant: Juhana Aunesluoma

14-15: Lunch

Ana Monica Fonseca (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)): From Southern Europe to South America? The Role of Portuguese Democratization in the Socialist International’s Initiatives Towards Latin America in the 1970’s
Rinna Kullaa (University of Tampere): Defining Progress in Post-war Mediterranean: Communist Movements and their Influence in Algeria, Egypt and Libya 1945-1961

Discussant: Stefan Nygård

16:30–17:00: Closing remarks