Cas mudde populism a very short introduction
Populism: A Very Short Introduction by Cas MuddePopulism is a central concept in the current media debates about politics and elections. However, like most political buzzwords, the term often floats from one meaning to another, and both social scientists and journalists use it to denote diverse phenomena. What is populism really? Who are the populist leaders? And what is the relationship between populism and democracy? This book answers these questions in a simple and persuasive way, offering a swift guide to populism in theory and practice.
Cas Mudde and Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser present populism as an ideology that divides society into two antagonistic camps, the pure people versus the corrupt elite, and that privileges the general will of the people above all else. They illustrate the practical power of this ideology through a survey of representative populist movements of the modern era: European right-wing parties, left-wing presidents in Latin America, and the Tea Party movement in the United States. The authors delve into the ambivalent personalities of charismatic populist leaders such as Juan Domingo Peron, H. Ross Perot, Jean-Marie le Pen, Silvio Berlusconi, and Hugo Chavez. If the strong male leader embodies the mainstream form of populism, many resolute women, such as Eva Peron, Pauline Hanson, and Sarah Palin, have also succeeded in building a populist status, often by exploiting gendered notions of society.
Although populism is ultimately part of democracy, populist movements constitute an increasing challenge to democratic politics. Comparing political trends across different countries, this compelling book debates what the long-term consequences of this challenge could be, as it turns the spotlight on the bewildering effect of populism on todays political and social life.
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Populism: A Very Short Introduction
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Populism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. Find this book:. The central contention of Populism: A Very Short Introduction is that populism is an ideology, with a set of ideas shared by its adherents. The core concepts of populism are threefold: it is built on an appeal to the people ; a denunciation of the elite ; and the idea that politics should be an expression of the general will The authors argue that populism almost always appears attached to another, fuller ideology. At the present time, two main trends are apparent in this regard:.
What is populism?, Populism : A Very Short Introduction. Populism is a central concept in the current media debates about politics and elections.
Populism is central to current debates about politics, from radical right parties in Europe to left-wing presidents in Latin America to the Tea Party in the United States. But populism is also one of the most contested concepts in the social sciences. Rating: based on 1 rating s 0 with reviews - Be the first. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item You may have already requested this item.