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The comeback of populism, transatlantic perspectives, edited by Heike Paul, Ursula Prutsch, Jürgen Gebhardt

Label
The comeback of populism, transatlantic perspectives, edited by Heike Paul, Ursula Prutsch, Jürgen Gebhardt
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The comeback of populism
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1128824303
Responsibility statement
edited by Heike Paul, Ursula Prutsch, Jürgen Gebhardt
Series statement
Publikationen der Bayerischen Amerika-Akademie, Publications of the Bavarian American Academy, Band 21 =, volume 21
Sub title
transatlantic perspectives
Summary
"Populism" is a fuzzy term. It neither identifies a specific political program nor does it clearly situate political positions along a left-to-right spectrum. Instead, it refers to a strategy of communication and a style of political performance. This volume sheds light on the resurgence of populism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Contemporary populisms need to be understood in their cultural and political specificities as well as in their global interrelation and outreach. They often share an authoritarianism along with anti-establishment resentments while posing as expressing the "voice of the people". Real or imagined scenarios of threat are met with a rhetoric of emancipation from victimization, yet this emancipatory zeal is couched in a rhetoric of exclusion and, even, nativism. Frank Decker, Akwugo Emejulu, D.S. Hillygus, Michael Hochgeschwender, Donatella Izzo, Carlos de la Torre, and Hans Vorländer (et al.) examine populisms simplifications and mystifications
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