200 pages | 4 B/W Illus.
This book investigates the interconnections between populism and neoliberalism through the lens of postcolonialism. Its primary focus is to build a distinct understanding of the concept of populism as a political movement in the twenty-first century, interwoven with the lasting effects of colonialism.
This volume particularly aims to fill the gap in the current literature by establishing a clear-cut connection between populism and postcolonialism. It sees populism as a contemporary and collective political response to the international crisis of the nation-state’s limited capacity to deal with the burst of global capitalism into everyday life. Writings on Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Italy, France and Argentina offer regional perspectives which, in turn, provide the reader with a deepened global view of the main features of the multiple and complex relations between postcoloniality and populism.
This book will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists as well as postgraduate students who are interested in the problem of populism in the days of postcolonialism.
List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Populism and postcoloniality: Geopolitical experiences; 1. Populism, religion and the many faces of colonialism: Ongoing struggles for "the people"; 2. Parody, satire and the rise of populism under postcolonial criticism: A French and an Italian case; 3. Neoliberalism and Populism in Argentina: Kirchnerism and Macrism as the two side of the same coin; 4. Vox of whom? An assessment of Vox through discourse analysis and study of the profile of its social base; 5. From Jorge Eliécer Gaitán to Alvaro Uribe: A brief exploration of populism in Colombia; 6. The social question in the twenty-first century: A critique of the coloniality of social policies; 7. Losing the battle to take back control? Clashing conceptions of democracy in the debate about Brexit; 8. Populism and neoliberalism in Chile; 9. The game of disillusion: social movements and populism in Italy; 10. Intercultural critical reflections on postcolonialist-decolonialist and populist theories from Latin America and Ecuador; 11. Populism: The highest stage of neoliberalism of the twenty-first century?; Index
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