SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Alen Toplišek

BA (University of Ljubljana), LLM (University of Warwick), PhD (Queen Mary University of London)
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Alen Toplišek
Department of Politics and International Studies

Teaching Fellow

Dr Alen Toplišek
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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Alen Toplišek is a Teaching Fellow at SOAS University of London. His research focuses on the contemporary crisis of liberal democracy in Europe and explores the role anti-establishment political and social movements play in the transformation of political and economic governance structures, with a particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe.



Comparative politics and international political economy; populism and social movements; contemporary democratic theory; Central and Eastern Europe


Authored Books

Toplisek, Alen (2018) Liberal Democracy in Crisis : Rethinking Resistance under Neoliberal Governmentality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


Toplisek, Alen (2019) 'The Political Economy of Populist Rule in Post-Crisis Europe: Hungary and Poland'. New Political Economy. [Forthcoming]

Toplisek, Alen and Thomassen, Lasse (2017) 'From Protest to Party: Horizontality and Verticality on the Slovenian Left'. Europe-Asia Studies, (69) 9, pp 1383-1400.

Book Chapters

Toplisek, Alen (2019) 'Between populism and socialism: Slovenia’s Left party'. In: Katsambekis, Giorgos and Kioupkiolis, Alexandros, (eds.), The Populist Radical Left in Europe. London, UK: Routledge, pp 73-92.

Toplisek, Alen (2018) 'Rethinking (De)Politicisation in Liberalism: Macro- and Micro-political Perspectives'. In: Buller, Jim and Dönmez, E., Pinar and Standring, Adam and Wood, Matthew, (eds.), Comparing Strategies of (De)Politicisation in Europe: Governance, Resistance and Anti-politics. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 25-51.


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