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1st Edition

An Introduction

ISBN 9781138287167
Published August 28, 2017 by Routledge
130 Pages

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Book Description

Populism: An Introduction is the first introduction to the theme of populism. It will introduce the principal theories, definitions, models and contemporary debates. A number of global case studies will be used to illustrate the concept:

• Russian populism;

• Latin American populism;

• Italian populism;

• Peronism;

• Media populism;

• Penal populism;

• Constitutional populism.

Populism will reflect on the sociology of democratic processes and investigate the evolution of political consensus in contemporary political systems. This book will appeal to academics and postgraduate students working in the field of sociology, political sociology and politics.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Populist Option.

1. Preliminary Elements of the Concept of Populism.

Part One: Theorist

2. Gino Germani: National-populism and Modernization

3. Edward Shils: Public Sphere and Populism in the USA.

4. Ghița Ionescu and Ernest Gellner; the Foundation of Studies on Populism

5.Margaret Canovan and the Shadow of Democracy.

6. Laclau: The Construction of the Political

7. Mény and Surel: Sovereignty, Constitution and the People.

8. The Recent Debate

Part Two: Major Cases

9. Russian Populism

10. Perón and Peronism

11. Left-Turn and neo- populisms in Latin America

12. Italian Neo-populism

Part Three: Other Typologies and Other Problems

13. Penal Populism

14. Cultural Populism

15. Mediapopulism

16. Constitutional Populism

17. How to Study Populism: Analytical Prospects for Social Researchs

18. Concluding remarks. Democracy and Populism: Which Perspectives?

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Manuel Anselmi is an Assistant Professor of Political Sociology at University of Perugia, Italy.