Populism: an overview of the concept and the state of the art

Rovira Kaltwasser, Cristobal, Taggart, Paul, Ochoa Espejo, Paulina and Ostiguy, Pierre (2017) Populism: an overview of the concept and the state of the art. In: Rovira Kaltwasser, Cristobal, Taggart, Paul A, Ochoa Espejo, Paulina and Ostiguy, Pierre (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Populism. Oxford Handbooks . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 1-24. ISBN 9780198803560

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This chapter presents the state of the art of the scholarship on populism. It offers a concise history of populism and the current scholarship on the topic. It argues that the substantial body of work that now exists has entered the mainstream of the political science discipline. However, this work has too often been fragmented and regionally specific. The chapter then offers an empirical analysis of the development of the scholarship since the 1990s by examining the work on populism in political science journals. We lay out the organization and rationale for the chapters in the Handbook and conclude with some reflections on the future research agenda on populism.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: populism, comparative politics, cross-regional research, democracy, political theory
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex European Institute
Depositing User: Paul Taggart
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 15:41
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 12:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/69367

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