The Oxford Handbook of Populism

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Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Paul A. Taggart, Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Pierre Ostiguy
Oxford University Press, 2017 - Populism - 704 pages
Populist forces are becoming increasingly relevant across the world, and studies on populism have entered the mainstream of the political science discipline. However, so far no book has synthesized the ongoing debate on how to study the populist phenomenon. This handbook provides state of the art research and scholarship on populism, and lays out, not only the cumulated knowledge on populism, but also the ongoing discussions and research gaps on this topic.

IThe Oxford Handbook of Populism is divided into four sections. The first presents the main conceptual approaches on populism and points out how the phenomenon in question can be empirically analyzed. The second focuses on populist forces across the world and includes chapters on Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, India, Latin America, the Post-Soviet States, the United States, and Western Europe. The third reflects on the interaction between populism and various relevant issues both from a scholarly and political point of view. Amongst other issues, chapters analyze the relationship between populism and fascism, foreign policy, gender, nationalism, political parties, religion, social movements and technocracy. Finally, the fourth part includes some of the most recent normative debates on populism, including chapters on populism and cosmopolitanism, constitutionalism, hegemony, the history of popular sovereignty, the idea of the people, and socialism.

The handbook features contributions from leading experts in the field, and is indispensible, positioning the study of populism in political science.

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An Overview of the Concept and the State of the Art
Part I Concepts
Part II Regions
Part III Issues
Part IV Normative Debates

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Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser, Associate Professor of Political Science, Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile,Paul A. Taggart, Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Chair, University of Sussex,Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Associate Professor of Political Science, Haverford College,Pierre Ostiguy, Assistand Professor of Political Studies, Universidad Catolica de Chile

Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Diego Portales University in Santiago de Chile. His publications include Populism: A Very Short Introduction (with Cas Mudde, OUP, 2017), and has published articles in journals such as Comparative European Politics, Democratization, Government & Opposition, Latin American Research Review and Political Studies.

Paul Taggart is Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Chair, Director of the Sussex European Institute, former editor of Government and Opposition, former editor of the journal Politics, co-convenor (with Prof. Aleks Szczerbiak) of the European Referendums, Elections and Parties Network (EPERN). His publications include The New Populism and the New Politics (Palgrace, 1996) and Opposing Europe? The Comparative Party Politics of Euroscepticism, Vols I and II (co-edited with Aleks Szczerbiak, OUP, 2008).

Paulina Ochoa Espejo is an Associate Professor of political science at Haverford College. Her publications include The Time of Popular Sovereignty: Process and the Democratic State (Penn State University Press, 2011) and has publsihed articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Political Philosophy and the Journal of Politics.

Pierre Ostiguy is an Assistant Professor of Political Studies at the Universidad Catolica de Chile. His publications include the forthcoming work Party Systems and Political Appeals: Populism and Anti-Populism in Argentina (University of Notre Dame Press, 2017).

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