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The Resource Populism : a very short introduction, Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, (electronic book)

Populism : a very short introduction, Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, (electronic book)

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Populism : a very short introduction
Title
Populism
Title remainder
a very short introduction
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Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser
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eng
Summary
  • "Populism 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 Crist{u2BE2}al Rovera 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 Péron, H. Ross Perot, Jean-Marie le Pen, Silvio Berlusconi, and Hugo Ch{u2876}ez. If the strong male leader embodies the mainstream form of populism, many resolute women, such as Eva Péron, 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 today's political and social life. "-- Provided by publisher
  • "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. This book offers a timely and wide-ranging guide to understanding populism both in theory and practice, highlighting its relevance for the contemporary political debate"-- Provided by publisher
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Mudde, Cas
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Rovira Kaltwasser, Cristóbal
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Very short introductions
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  • Populism
  • Democracy
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Populism : a very short introduction, Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, (electronic book)
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Previously issued in print: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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EDZ0001642799
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190234904
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Populism : a very short introduction, Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Previously issued in print: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0001642799
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190234904
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote

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