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Author: John Dunn

1 Diagnosing Political Danger 1.1 An Indeterminate Subject Matter: Referential Plasticity By no stretch of the imagination is Populism a clear and distinct idea. 1 Just because it is not, it also cannot in principle be used to refer at all precisely to distinct phenomena or applied

In: Populism

1 Introduction Populism has become a widely discussed topic among scholars of both Western and Central and Eastern Europe over the last decade. One of the main reasons for this increasing interest is the fact that populist parties have obtained good electoral results in many countries during

In: Southeastern Europe
Author: Michael Bray

, political economies, however, both leftist and rightist invocations of ‘the people’s will’ against entrenched elites have returned to a central place in movements capable of winning power or, at least, impeding technocratic strategies. This turnabout should not be entirely surprising: accounts of populism

In: Historical Materialism
Author: Taekyoon Lim

Today populism is so prevalent in the world and it relates to many different kinds of political, economic and social contexts. Partly because of its ubiquitousness, the notion of populism is hard to define and therefore requires particular attention when it comes to discussing different cases of

In: Populism

Populism is now at the forefront of politics. From Washington to Caracas and from Budapest to La Paz, any understanding of politics needs to take into account a phenomenon that just some years ago was often relegated to the study of the margins of the West. This situation has changed, especially

In: Populism

Introduction 1 Recently populism has returned to the fore of theoretical and political debates. Although the main focus of interest has been on right-wing or far right-wing populisms, there has also been a debate on the possibility of a ‘left populism’, especially in the context of large

In: Historical Materialism

The global ascendancy that populism enjoys nowadays has resulted in the proliferation of comparative analyses about the diverse expressions that the phenomenon adopts in different national and regional contexts. In particular, the literature has paid attention to those areas that were shocked by

In: Populism

populist politics that cause divisive effects upon the societies and reinforce hybrid forms of political coalitions within the elites. We discuss the reverberations of populism from the perspective of performativity, a concept that connotes a rhetorical strategy and the multiplicity of its representations

In: Populism

The diffusion of both nationalism and populism is the symptom of a crisis in European democracies. The convergence of nationalist ideology and populist rhetoric is the major challenge that the European Union faces today and can be effectively countered by developing the political project of a

In: Populism
Author: Ralph Schroeder

1 A ‘Thin’ Ideology? The idea that populism is a ‘thin ideology’ has become commonly accepted among scholars; indeed, it has become something of an orthodoxy. 1 There is still considerable debate over the definition of populism, but many scholars now follow Mudde who sees populism as

In: Populism