OppAttune: Countering Oppositional Political Extremism

The Center for Critical Democracy Studies (CCDS) is a member of the “OppAttune – Countering Oppositional Political Extremism Through Attuned Dialogue: Track, Attune, Limit” research project for Horizon Europe 2023, funded by the European Research Council.

 

Set to begin in April 2023, OppAttune brings together an ambitious multi-disciplinary team of academics and practitioners to examine the evolution of political extremism and its influence on social and political dialogue with the aim to track, attune and limit the spread of oppositional extreme narratives.

 

The three objectives of the project are defined as follows:

 

  1. To track the evolution of extreme political narratives within media, local ecologies and living democracies and establish the psychological, sociological and anthropological drivers of extremism.
  2. To attune capacity for public dialogue by modelling how the evolution of extreme political narratives impact social and political dialogue.
  3. To limit the rise of extreme political narratives and their potential to become violent political transformations disrupting democratic processes such as democratic elections.

 

As a part of this research project, the American University of Paris will host an international conference in June 2023 titled “Violent Turns: Sources, Interpretations, Responses.” This conference will bring together leading scholars to discuss contemporary political violence and its responses. The Call for Papers for this conference can be found below.