Many Faces of Populism: Current Perspectives

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Dwayne Woods, Barbara Wejnert
Emerald Group Publishing, Sep 4, 2014 - Political Science - 184 pages
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Populism comes in many guises. Both Berlusconi's personalization of politics and the Northern League's antiimmigrant regionalist movement are viewed as examples of the phenomenon of populism. A type of leftwing populism embodied by Hugo Chavez swept across Latin America. Insurgent and antisystem movements and parties in places as different as the Netherlands, India, Norway, Thailand, Russia and the United States have experienced what have been labeled populists movements. Such varied manifestations beg the question: what is populism? The objective of this edited volume is to provide an answer by examining "the many faces of populism." The unifying element across the different explorations of the phenomenon of populism is that there is a shared genus that allows for a typology of the different faces of populism and a demarcation of what is not a form of populism.
 

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Contents

Diverse but not Disparate
1
The Northern League and Berlusconism
27
The Case of the Five Star Movement
53
Populism in Latin American Politics
79
Peasants Political Identity and Mobilisation from Democratisation to Communism 18801989
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Its Vicissitudes and Political Impact
127
Not the Same but Interconnected
143
Finding Populism Today
163
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