Populism in world politics: a comparative cross-regional perspective

Hadiz, Vedi and Chryssogelos, Angelos (2017) Populism in world politics: a comparative cross-regional perspective. International Political Science Review, 38 (4). pp. 399-411. ISSN 0192-5121

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Populism has become more salient in multiple regions in the world, in developed as well as developing countries. Today it is largely a reaction to social dislocations tied to processes of neoliberal globalisation. As a concept, populism has had a long and contentious history. We suggest that populism has been on the rise alongside new imaginings of what constitutes the ‘people’ and ‘elites’, as the meanings attached to these labels are continually reshaped in conjunction with new social conflicts. These conflicts are intensifying across the globe together with new kinds of social marginalisation, precarious existence and disenchantment with the broken promises of liberal modernity. The article introduces a special issue on Populism in World Politics that seeks to understand general processes involved in the emergence of populist politics along with specific circumstances that affect how it is expressed in terms of identity politics, political strategies and shifting social bases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: populism; neoliberal globalisation; Europe; Asia; Latin America; Africa
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
Depositing User: Angelos Chryssogelos
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 15:04
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2022 12:55
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5181


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