Rovira Kaltwasser, Cristobal and Mudde, Cas (2013) Populism. In: Freeden, Michael, Sargent, Lyman Tower and Stears, Marc (eds.) The Oxford handbook of political ideologies. Oxford handbooks in politics and international relations . Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199585977

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In consonance with much of the existing scholarship, this article develops an ideational approach to the study of populism. Furthermore, it proposes a minimal concept of populism that can be used to analyze populist forces across time and space. According to this minimal concept, populism is defined as a thin-centered ideology, which is based not only on the Manichean distinction between ‘the pure people’ and ‘the corrupt elite’, but also on the defense of popular sovereignty at any cost. The article also examines the most common subtypes of populism and sheds light on current examples of populism in North and South America as well as in Eastern and Western Europe. Lastly, the article discusses the complex relationship that populism maintains with democracy, nationalism and gender.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General) > JA0071 Theory. Relation to other subjects
J Political Science > JJ Political institutions and public administration (North America)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Depositing User: Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2013 12:19
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015 09:32
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/41361

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