1st Edition

Mapping Populism Approaches and Methods

Edited By Amit Ron, Majia Nadesan Copyright 2020
    284 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    282 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    Part 1: Explaining Populism

    1. Explaining Populism Introduction

    2. Populism & Citizenship

    Matthew Dean Hindman

    3. From Personal Opinion to Social Fact

    Marco Garrido

    4. The People and the Public

    Jack Z. Bratich

    Part 2: Populism and Pluralism

    5. Populism and Pluralism Introduction

    6. Democratic Populism as Constructive Nonviolence

    Harry C. Boyte

    7. Lessons from the Original Rainbow Coalition

    Michael Illuzzi

    8. Populism, Pluralism, and the Ordinary

    Benjamin McKean

    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

    Andrew Davis and Albert J. Bergesen

    11. Populism, Monopoly, and the Urban Liberal-Rural Populist Coalition

    Jeffrey H. Bloodworth

    12. Farming Failure: The Origins of Rural Trumpism, 1950-2016

    Benjamin Davison

    13. Austerity and Ethno-nationalism

    Ned Crowley

    14. Populism and War-making

    Dylan Baun

    Part 4: Between "the People" and Elites

    15. Between "the People" and Elites People Introduction

    16. The Social Psychology of Populism

    Paris Aslanidis

    17. Populist Corruption Talk

    Robert G. Boatright

    18. Populism, Democracy, and the Ukrainian Uprisings of the Orange Revolution and Euromaidan

    Barbara Wejnert

    19. Twenty-First Century American Populist movements

    David S. Meyer

    20. Crisis Government: The Populist as Plebeian Dictator

    Camila Vergara

    Part 5: Issues and Methodologies

    21. Issues and Methodologies Introduction

    22. Political Theory and Its Problem with Populism

    Chris Barker

    23. New Directions in Quantitative Measures of Populism

    Matthew Bergman

    24. Populism from the Bottom Up

    Rachel Meade

    Conclusion: Emerging Issue and Future Directions


    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.