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Mapping Populism
Approaches and Methods

Edited By

Amit Ron


Majia Nadesan

ISBN 9780367271442
Published March 11, 2020 by Routledge
282 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This collection, which can serve as an introduction to the field of populism, provides an array of interdisciplinary approaches to populist mobilizations, theories, meanings, and effects. In so doing, it rejects essentialized ideas regarding what populism is or is not. Rather, it explores the political, social, and economic conditions that are conducive for the emergence of movements labelled populist, the rationalities and affective tenor of those movements, the political issues pertaining to the relationship between populists and elites, and the relationship between populist groups and political pluralism. Grappling with accord and discord in assumptions and methodologies, the book will appeal to scholars of sociology, political science, communication and cultural studies interested in populism, social movements, citizenship, and democracy.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: Explaining Populism  1. Explaining Populism Introduction  2. Populism & Citizenship  3. From Personal Opinion to Social Fact  4. The People and the Public  Part 2: Populism and Pluralism  5. Populism and Pluralism Introduction  6. Democratic Populism as Constructive Nonviolence  7. Lessons from the Original Rainbow Coalition  8.  Populism, Pluralism, and the Ordinary  Part 3: Populism and Its Conditions of Possibility  9. Populism and Its Conditions of Possibility Introduction  10. Does Globalization Produce Populist Parties? A Cross-National Analysis  11. Populism, Monopoly, and the Urban Liberal-Rural Populist Coalition  12. Farming Failure: The Origins of Rural Trumpism, 1950-2016  13. Austerity and Ethno-nationalism  14. Populism and War-making  Part 4: Between "the People" and Elites  15. Between "the People" and Elites People Introduction  16. The Social Psychology of Populism  17. Populist Corruption Talk  18. Populism, Democracy, and the Ukrainian Uprisings of the Orange Revolution and Euromaidan  19.  Twenty-First Century American Populist movements  20. Crisis Government: The Populist as Plebeian Dictator  Part 5: Issues and Methodologies  21. Issues and Methodologies Introduction  22. Political Theory and Its Problem with Populism   23. New Directions in Quantitative Measures of Populism  24. Populism from the Bottom Up  Conclusion: Emerging Issue and Future Directions

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Amit Ron is Associate Professor of Political Science at Arizona State University, U.S.A. His research focuses around two central themes: the political and normative dimensions of the history of political economy, and the democratic theory of the public sphere.

Majia Nadesan is Professor of Communication Studies at Arizona State University, U.S.A. She studies the political logics shaping the government of life, with particular emphasis on the constitution and distribution of risk. Her research has emphasized the government of autism, ability/disability, childhood, democracy, and most recently financial and environmental crises.