Sara Gentile is Professor of Political Science and Political Language Analysis at the University of Catania, DSPS (Italy). She is a guest professor at Cevipof (SciencesPo) in Paris. She collaborates with the Feltrinelli Foundation in Milano in the team leading the "Political Innovation" research, in particular for the Populisms section. She studied political parties and especially charismatic power. She has analyzed populism in recent years; in particular the French case of the National Front and the Lega Nord de Bossi for Italy.
The Perpignan social laboratory project is the 2021 laureate of the "Populism and democracy" theme of the Emerging Research call for projects.
Analysis of the the National Rally victory in the municipal elections of Perpignan in 2020 as a meeting on the electoral market, between a renewed populist offer and a populist demand shaped by the transformations of the territory since the municipal election of 1959.
The sociohistory of democratic representations of populism: a global and connected approach project is the 2021 laureate of the "Populism and democracy" theme of the Emerging Research call for projects.
The Emerging Research call for proposals supports research projects in the development phase. This support is intended to enable project leaders to define their methodology and to develop their research networks.
Leaders of selected research projects may request support from the FMSH's "ANR and Horizon Europe Project Development" unit for the development and preparation of applications to national and international funding programs.
The Emerging Research call for projects supports research projects in the development phase, allowing project leaders to specify their issues and their methodology, and to develop their research networks. Four projects were selected for the two high-stakes themes of 2021-2022: "Ecological transition and social justice: Inventing new operating models" and "Populism and democracy".
Ecological Transition and Social Justice: Inventing New Operating Models
Presentation of the two selected winning projects:
The FMSH provides scientific, material, and financial support to initiate innovative projects on high-stakes issues.
For the 2021-2022 period, the selected issues are: