Populism in Europe and the Americas: threat or corrective for democracy?

Mudde, Cas and Rovira Kaltwasser, Cristóbal, eds. (2012) Populism in Europe and the Americas: threat or corrective for democracy? Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107023857

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Abstract

Although 'populism' has become something of a buzzword in discussions about politics, it tends to be studied by country or region. This is the first book to offer a genuine cross-regional perspective on populism and its impact on democracy. By analyzing current experiences of populism in Europe and the Americas, this edited volume convincingly demonstrates that populism can be both a threat and a corrective to democracy. The contributors also demonstrate the interesting similarities between right-wing and left-wing populism: both types of populism are prone to defend a political model that is not against democracy per se, but rather at odds with liberal democracy. Populism in Europe and the Americas offers new insights into the current state of democracy from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF0020 General. Comparative government
Depositing User: Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2012 09:05
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2012 09:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39269
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