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

Author: Cas Mudde; Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cas Mudde; Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser
ISBN: 9781107699861 110769986X
OCLC Number: 859182063
Description: xvi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Populism and (liberal) democracy : a framework for analysis / Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser --
Populist parties in Belgium : a case of hegemonic liberal democracy? / Sarah L. de Lange and Tjitske Akkerman --
Populism and democracy in Canada's Reform Party / David Laycock --
The Czech Republicans 1990-8 : a populist outsider in a consolidating democracy / Seán Hanley --
'To hell with your corrupt institutions!' : AMLO and populism in Mexico / Kathleen Bruhn --
Populism in government: the case of Austria (2000-2007) / Franz Fallend --
Populism and democracy in Venezuela under Hugo Chávez / Kenneth M. Roberts --
Populism and competitive authoritarianism : the case of Fujimori's Peru / Steven Levitsky and James Loxton --
Populism, democracy and nationalism in Slovakia / Kevin Deegan-Krause --
Populism : corrective and threat to democracy / Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser.
Responsibility: edited by Cas Mudde & Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser.

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The first cross-regional study to show that populism can have both positive and negative effects on democracy.  Read more...

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'Mudde and Rovira Kaltwasser's volume makes conceptual and empirical headway on what is difficult terrain. They sensibly define populism as a 'thin-centered' ideology, more akin to a political style Read more...

 
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