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xx, 328 pages ; 23 cm
  • Prologue Introduction: Thinking Fascism and Populism in Terms of the Past 1. What Is Fascism in History? 2. What Is Populism in History? 3. Populism between Democracy and Dictatorship Epilogue: Populism Recharged Acknowledgments Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520295193 20171106
What is fascism and what is populism? What are their connections in history and theory, and how should we address their significant differences? What does it mean when pundits call Donald Trump a fascist, or label as populist politicians who span left and right such as Hugo Chavez, Juan Peron, Rodrigo Duterte, and Marine Le Pen? Federico Finchelstein, one of the leading scholars of fascist and populist ideologies, synthesizes their history in order to answer these questions and offer a thoughtful perspective on how we might apply the concepts today. While they belong to the same history and are often conflated, fascism and populism actually represent distinct political and historical trajectories. Drawing on an expansive history of transnational fascism and postwar populist movements, Finchelstein gives us insightful new ways to think about the state of democracy and political culture on a global scale.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520295193 20171106
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01
xvii, 704 pages : charts ; 25 cm.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198803560 20180423
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. The 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198803560 20180423
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01
131 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • What is populism?
  • Populism around the world
  • Populism and mobilization
  • The populist leader
  • Populism and democracy
  • Causes and responses.
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 Cristobal 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 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 today's political and social life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190234874 20170403
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01
xi, 202 pages ; 24 cm
  • American conservatism & the problem of populism / George H. Nash
  • Populares & populists / Barry Strauss
  • Insects of the hour / Daniel Hannan
  • The German victory over American populism / Fred Siegel
  • A bulwark against tyranny / James Piereson
  • Populism versus populism / Andrew C. McCarthy
  • Representation & the people / Roger Scruton
  • The unlikeliest populist / Victor Davis Hanson
  • Avenue to renovation / Conrad Black
  • The imperative of freedom / Roger Kimball.
The rise of populist movements across the political spectrum poses a vital question: what role should populism play in modern democracy? In ten trenchant essays, the writers of The New Criterion examine the perils and promises of populism in Vox Populi, a new collection that marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of this critical journal. Beginning with a reflection on the problems of populism for American conservatism (George H. Nash), the essays expound broadly and deeply on populist unrest-the populist revolts of ancient Rome (Barry Strauss), the rise of popular referenda and the Brexit vote (Daniel Hannan), American populism and the legacy of H. L. Mencken (Fred Siegel), populism and the Founders' generation (James Piereson), populism and identity (Roger Scruton), populism around the world (Andrew C. McCarthy), the birth of a new American populist movement (Victor Davis Hanson), and populism's historical impact on the American party system (Conrad Black). The book concludes with a discussion of the struggle to keep government in the hands of a free people (Roger Kimball). Just what perils and promises are found in populist ferment may be the question of our age. Taken together, these ten essays consider "the voice of the people" in the light of history, in a collection that only The New Criterion could assemble.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594039577 20180326
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01
xi, 224 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : the global rise of populism
  • The problems with populism
  • Understanding contemporary populism : populism as a political style
  • The performer : populism & the leader
  • The stage I : populism & the media
  • The audience : populism & "the people"
  • The stage II : populism & crisis
  • Populism & democracy
  • Conclusion : the future of populism.
Once seen as a fringe phenomenon, populism is back. While some politicians and media outlets present it as dangerous to the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, others hail it as the fix for broken democracies. Not surprisingly, questions about populism abound. Does it really threaten democracy? Why the sudden rise in populism? And what are we talking about when we talk about "populism"?The Global Rise of Populism argues for the need to rethink this concept. While still based on the classic divide between "the people" and "the elite, " populism's reliance on new media technologies, its shifting relationship to political representation, and its increasing ubiquity have seen it transform in nuanced ways that demand explaining. Benjamin Moffitt contends that populism is not one entity, but a political style that is performed, embodied, and enacted across different political and cultural contexts. This new understanding makes sense of populism in a time when media pervades political life, a sense of crisis prevails, and populism has gone truly global.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804796132 20160704
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01
xxxi, 354 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Part I: New Historical Perspectives on Populism Section I: Right-Wing Populism and the Rise of National Socialism in Germany 1. The Role of 'the People' and the Rise of the Nazis (Peter Fritzsche, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA) 2. Conservatives - Radical Nationalists - Fascists: Calling the People into Politics, 1890-1930 (Geoff Eley, University of Michigan, USA) 3. Germany's Conservative Elites and the Problem of Political Mobilization in the Weimar Republic (Larry E. Jones, Canisius College, USA) Section II: Populism in the Balkans in the Twentieth Century 4. Nationalism and Populism in the Balkans: The Case of Croatia (Mark Biondich, Carleton University, Ottawa) 5. The People as a 'Happening': Constellations of Populism in Serbia in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Nenad Stefanov, Humboldt University, Berlin) 6. Alija Izetbegovic's Islamic Declaration and Populism in Bosnia (York Norman, SUNY Buffalo State) Section III: Transformations of Populism in the U.S. in the 19th and 20th Centuries 7. Richard Hofstadter's Populist Problem - And Ours - And His Identity as a Jewish Intellectual (Gary Marotta (SUNY Buffalo State, USA) 8. Anti-Populism and Democracy (Charles Postel, San Francisco State University, USA) 9. Populism: Progressive and Reactionary (Ron Formisano, University of Kentucky, USA) Section IV: Populism in Latin America and the Caribbean 1920-1960. 10. Populist Discourses, Developmentalist Policies: Rethinking Mid-Twentieth Century Brazilian Politics (Joel Wolfe, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA) 11. Populism as an Identity: Four Propositions on Peronism (Matthew Karush, George Mason University, USA) 12. Populism in the Circum-Caribbean, Especially Cuba and Jamaica (Gillian McGillivray, York University, Canada and Thomas Rogers, Emory University, USA) 13. Performing Populism in Paraguay: Febrerismo on Stage in the Works of Correa and Ruffinelli, 1933-1943 (Bridget Chesterton, SUNY Buffalo State, USA) Part II: Historical Theories of Populism 14. Transformations of Producerist Populism in Western Europe (John Abromeit, SUNY Buffalo State, USA) 15. Populists and Parasites: On Producerist Reason (Mark Loeffler, University of Chicago, USA) Part III: Recent Tendencies in Populist Movements in Latin America, Europe, and the US 16. Populist Radical-Right Parties in Europe Today (Cas Mudde, University of Georgia, USA) 17. Ideologies of Economic Populism in America and their Subversion by the Right (Peter Breiner, SUNY Albany, USA) 18. The Contested Meanings of Democratic and Populist Revolutions in Latin America (Carlos de la Torre, University of Kentucky, USA) Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474225212 20160619
The recent resurgence of populist movements and parties has led to a revival of scholarly interest in populism. This volume brings together well-established and new scholars to reassess the subject and combine historical and theoretical perspectives to shed new light on the history of the subject, as well as enriching contemporary discussions. In three parts, the contributors explore the history of populism in different regions, theories of populism and recent populist movements. Taken together, the contributions included in this book represent the most comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the topic to date. Questions addressed include: - What are the 'essential' characteristics of populism? - Is it important to distinguish between left- and right-wing populism? - How can the transformation of populist movements be explained? This is the most thorough and up to date comparative historical study of populism available. As such it will be of great value to anyone researching or studying the topic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474225212 20160619
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01

7. What is populism? [2016]

123 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: Is Everyone a Populist? 1 1. What Populists Say 7 2. What Populists Do, or Populism in Power 41 3. How to Deal with Populists 75 Conclusion: Seven Theses on Populism 101 Notes 105 Acknowledgments 121.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812248982 20170123
Donald Trump, Silvio Berlusconi, Marine Le Pen, Hugo Chavez-populists are on the rise across the globe. But what exactly is populism? Should everyone who criticizes Wall Street or Washington be called a populist? What precisely is the difference between right-wing and left-wing populism? Does populism bring government closer to the people or is it a threat to democracy? Who are "the people" anyway and who can speak in their name? These questions have never been more pressing. In this groundbreaking volume, Jan-Werner Muller argues that at populism's core is a rejection of pluralism. Populists will always claim that they and they alone represent the people and their true interests. Muller also shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, populists can govern on the basis of their claim to exclusive moral representation of the people: if populists have enough power, they will end up creating an authoritarian state that excludes all those not considered part of the proper "people." The book proposes a number of concrete strategies for how liberal democrats should best deal with populists and, in particular, how to counter their claims to speak exclusively for "the silent majority" or "the real people." Analytical, accessible, and provocative, What Is Populism? is grounded in history and draws on examples from Latin America, Europe, and the United States to define the characteristics of populism and the deeper causes of its electoral successes in our time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812248982 20170123
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01
viii, 474 pages ; 24 cm
From the protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square to the Tea Party in the United States to the campaign to elect indigenous leader Evo Morales in Bolivia, modern populist movements command international attention and compel political and social change. When citizens demand "power to the people, " they evoke corrupt politicians, imperialists, or oligarchies that have appropriated power from its legitimate owners. These stereotypical narratives belie the vague and often contradictory definitions of the concept of "the people" and the many motives of those who use populism as a political tool. In The Promise and Perils of Populism, Carlos de la Torre assembles a group of international scholars to explore the ambiguous meanings and profound implications of grassroots movements across the globe. These trenchant essays explore how fragile political institutions allow populists to achieve power, while strong institutions confine them to the margins of political systems. Their comparative case studies illuminate how Latin American, African, and Thai populists have sought to empower marginalized groups of people, while similar groups in Australia, Europe, and the United States often exclude people whom they consider to possess different cultural values. While analyzing insurrections in Latin America, advocacy groups in the United States, Europe, and Australia, and populist parties in Asia and Africa, the contributors also pose questions and agendas for further research. This volume on contemporary populism from a comparative perspective could not be more timely, and scholars from a variety of disciplines will find it an invaluable contribution to the literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813153308 20160618
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01
307 pages ; 25 cm
In "Democracy Disfigured, "Nadia Urbinati diagnoses the ills that beset the body politic in an age of hyper-partisanship and media monopolies and offers a spirited defense of the messy compromises and contentious outcomes that define democracy. Urbinati identifies three types of democratic disfiguration: the unpolitical, the populist, and the plebiscitarian. Each undermines a crucial division that a well-functioning democracy must preserve: the wall separating the free forum of public opinion from the governmental institutions that enact the will of the people. Unpolitical democracy delegitimizes political opinion in favor of expertise. Populist democracy radically polarizes the public forum in which opinion is debated. And plebiscitary democracy overvalues the aesthetic and nonrational aspects of opinion. For Urbinati, democracy entails a permanent struggle to make visible the issues that citizens deem central to their lives. Opinion is thus a form of action as important as the mechanisms that organize votes and mobilize decisions. Urbinati focuses less on the overt enemies of democracy than on those who pose as its friends: technocrats wedded to procedure, demagogues who make glib appeals to "the people, " and media operatives who, given their preference, would turn governance into a spectator sport and citizens into fans of opposing teams.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674725133 20160612
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01
2 volumes (xxvii, 901 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • V. 1. A-M
  • v. 2. N-Z.
The Populist Movement was founded in the late 1800s when farmers and other agrarian workers formed cooperative societies to fight exploitation by big banks and corporations. Today, populism encompasses both right-wing and left-wing movements, organizations, and icons. This valuable encyclopedia examines how ordinary people have voiced their opposition to the prevailing political, economic, and social constructs of the past as well how the elite or leaders at the time have reacted to that opposition. The entries spotlight the people, events, organizations, and ideas that created this first major challenge to the two-party system in the United States. Additionally, attention is paid to important historical actors who are not traditionally considered "Populist" but were instrumental in paving the way for the movement-or vigorously resisted Populism's influence on American culture. This encyclopedia also shows that Populism as a specific movement, and populism as an idea, have served alternately to further equal rights in America-and to limit them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781598845679 20160616
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01
xvi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Populism and (liberal) democracy: a framework for analysis / Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser
  • 2. Populist parties in Belgium: a case of hegemonic liberal democracy? / Sarah L. de Lange and Tjitske Akkerman
  • 3. Populism and democracy in Canada's Reform Party / David Laycock
  • 4. The Czech Republicans 1990-8: a populist outsider in a consolidating democracy / Seán Hanley
  • 5. 'To hell with your corrupt institutions!': AMLO and populism in Mexico / Kathleen Bruhn
  • 6. Populism in government: the case of Austria (2000-2007) / Franz Fallend
  • 7. Populism and democracy in Venezuela under Hugo Chávez / Kenneth M. Roberts
  • 8. Populism and competitive authoritarianism: the case of Fujimori's Peru / Steven Levitsky and James Loxton
  • 9. Populism, democracy and nationalism in Slovakia / Kevin Deegan-Krause
  • 10. Populism: corrective and threat to democracy / Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser.
Although 'populism' has become something of a buzzword in discussions about politics, it tends to be studied by country or region. This is the first book to offer a genuine cross-regional perspective on populism and its impact on democracy. By analyzing current experiences of populism in Europe and the Americas, this edited volume convincingly demonstrates that populism can be both a threat and a corrective to democracy. The contributors also demonstrate the interesting similarities between right-wing and left-wing populism: both types of populism are prone to defend a political model that is not against democracy per se, but rather at odds with liberal democracy. Populism in Europe and the Americas offers new insights into the current state of democracy from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107023857 20160608
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01
358 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Introduction : populism and the mirror of democracy / Francisco Panizza
  • Populism : what's in a name? / Ernesto Laclau
  • The "end of politics" and the challenge of right-wing populism / Chantal Mouffe
  • Populism as an internal periphery of democratic politics / Benjamin Arditi
  • Skinhead conservatism : a failed populist project / Oscar Reyes
  • Constitutive violence and the nationalist imaginary : the making of "the people" in Palestine and "former Yugoslavia" / Glenn Bowman
  • From founding violence to political hegemony : the conservative populism of George Wallace / Joseph Lowndes
  • Populism and the New Right in English Canada / David Laycock
  • Populism or popular democracy? : the UDF, workerism, and the struggle for radical democracy in South Africa / David Howarth
  • Religion and populism in contemporary Greece / Yannis Stavrakakis
  • The discursive continuities of the Menemist Rupture / Sebastian Barros.
Populism raises awkward question about modern forms of democracy. It often represents the ugly face of the people. It is neither the highest form of democracy nor its enemy. It is, rather, a mirror in which democracy may contemplate itself, warts and all, in a discovery of itself and what it lacks. This definitive collection, edited by one of the world's pre-eminent authorities on populism, Francisco Panizza, combines theoretical essays with a number of specially commissioned case studies on populist politics in the US, Britain, Canada, eastern Europe, Palestine, Latin America and South Africa. A broadly shared understanding of the nature of populism gives the book a coherence rarely found in collective works and enhances the richness of the case studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859845233 20160527
Populism raises awkward questions about modern forms of democracy. It often represents the ugly face of the people. It is neither the highest form of democracy nor its enemy. It is, rather, a mirror in which democracy may contemplate itself, warts and all, in a discovery of itself and what it lacks. This definitive collection combines theoretical essays on populism with a number of specially commissioned case studies on populist politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859844892 20160527
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01

13. Populism [2000]

128 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Definitions of populism. Part 1 Cases of populism: the politics of movement and populist politics in the USA-- the people! lessons from Russian populism-- the populist politics of leadership in Latin America-- preaching populism - social credit in Canada-- the new populism. Part 2 The characteristics of populism: populism, the people and the heartland-- institutional dilemmas of populism-- populism and representative politics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780335200467 20160527
Populism is a widely used concept but it is rarely fully understood. For a term which appears so frequently in both popular and specialist writing, the social sciences have given it remarkably little attention. In this study, the author surveys the field and concludes that populism has suffered from being considered usually in relation to particular contexts and has therefore become a rather fractured and elusive concept in general terms. To remedy this, the author introduces several themes which illuminates populism across different historical and contemporary cases. he provides a new definition of populism, a survey of other definitions and perspectives, and a guide to populist politics around the world, including the United States, Russia, Latin America, western Europe and Canada. The second part of the book focuses on the problems of populism and how it relates to democracy, particularly to representative politics. Written in an accessible style, this book should be of interest to those with an interest in politics and sociology who are studying political ideas, ideologies and social movements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780335200467 20160527
Green Library
GERMAN-248-01, GERMAN-348-01, HISTORY-238K-01, HISTORY-338K-01