The Oxford Handbook of Populism

ISBN : 9780198846284

Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser; Paul A. Taggart; Paulina Ochoa Espejo; Pierre Ostiguy
736 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Sep 2019
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Populist forces are becoming increasingly relevant across the world, and studies on populism have entered the mainstream of the political science discipline. However, so far no book has synthesized the ongoing debate on how to study the populist phenomenon. This handbook provides state of the art research and scholarship on populism, and lays out, not only the cumulated knowledge on populism, but also the ongoing discussions and research gaps on this topic.
IThe Oxford Handbook of Populism is divided into four sections. The first presents the main conceptual approaches on populism and points out how the phenomenon in question can be empirically analyzed. The second focuses on populist forces across the world and includes chapters on Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, India, Latin America, the Post-Soviet States, the United States, and Western Europe. The third reflects on the interaction between populism and various relevant issues both from a scholarly and political point of view. Amongst other issues, chapters analyze the relationship between populism and fascism, foreign policy, gender, nationalism, political parties, religion, social movements and technocracy. Finally, the fourth part includes some of the most recent normative debates on populism, including chapters on populism and cosmopolitanism, constitutionalism, hegemony, the history of popular sovereignty, the idea of the people, and socialism.
The handbook features contributions from leading experts in the field, and is indispensible, positioning the study of populism in political science.


1 Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser, Paul Taggart, Paulina Ochoa Espejo, and Pierre Ostiguy: Populism: An Overview of the Concept and the State of the Art
2 Cas Mudde: Populism: an Ideational Approach
3 Kurt Weyland: Populism: a Political-Strategic Approach
4 Pierre Ostiguy: Populism: a Socio-Cultural Approach
5 Danielle Resnick: Populism in Africa
6 Benjamin Moffitt: Populism in Australia and New Zealand
7 Ben Stanley: Populism in Central and Eastern Europe
8 Olli Hellmann: Populism in East Asia
9 Christophe Jaffrelot and Louise Tillin: Populism in India
10 Carlos de la Torre: Populism in Latin America
11 Luke March: Populism in the Post-Soviet States
12 Joseph Lowndes: Populism in the United States
13 Paul Taggart: Populism in Western Europe
14 Kirk A. Hawkins, Madeleine Read, and Teun Pauwels: Populism and its Causes
15 Kenneth Roberts: Populism and Political Parties
16 Paris Aslanidis: Populism and Social Movements
17 Christopher Bickerton and Carlo Invernizzi Accetti: Populism and Technocracy
18 Benjamin de Cleen: Populism and Nationalism
19 Roger Eatwell: Populism and Fascism
20 Bertjan Verbeek and Andrej Zaslove: Populism and Foreign Policy
21 Francisco Panizza: Populism and Identification
22 Sahar Abi-Hassan: Populism and Gender
23 Jose Pedro Zuquete: Populism and Religion
24 Luca Manucci: Populism and the Media
25 Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser: Populism and the Question of How To Deal With It
Normative Debates
26 Duncan Kelly: Populism and the History of popular Sovereignty
27 Yannis Stavrakakis: Populism and Hegemony
28 Stefan Rummens: Populism as a Threat to Liberal Democracy
29 Nadia Urbinati: Populism and the Principle of Majority
30 Jan-Werner Mueller: Populism and Constitutionalism
31 Paulina Ochoa Espejo: Populism and the Idea of the People
32 Jason Frank: Populism and Praxis
33 James D. Ingram: Populism and Cosmopolitanism
34 Kevin Olson: Populism in the Socialist Imagination

About the author: 

Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser is a Professor of Political Science at Diego Portales University in Santiago de Chile and an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Social Confl ict and Cohesion Studies (COES). His publications include Populism: A Very Short Introduction (with Cas Mudde, OUP, 2017), and has published articles in journals such as Comparative European Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Democratization, Government & Opposition, Party Politics and Political Studies.
Paul Taggart is Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Chair, Director of the Sussex European Institute at the University of Sussex, former editor of Government and Opposition, former editor of the journal Politics, co-convenor (with Prof. Aleks Szczerbiak) of the European Referendums, Elections and Parties Network (EPERN). His publications include The New Populism and The New Politics (Palgrave, 1996), Populism (OUP, 2000) and Opposing Europe? The Comparative Party Politics of Euroscepticism, Vols I and II (co-edited with Aleks Szczerbiak, OUP, 2008).
Paulina Ochoa Espejo is an Associate Professor of political science at Haverford College. Her publications include The Time of Popular Sovereignty: Process and the Democratic State (Penn State University Press, 2011) and has publsihed articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Political Philosophy and the Journal of Politics.
Pierre Ostiguy is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Universidad Catolica de Cordoba (Argentina). He has published several book chapters on populism, articles in journals including The Brown Journal of World Aff airs (with Kenneth Roberts), POSTData (Argentina), Politique et Societes (Quebec), and the Revue Internationale de Politique Comparee (Europe) as well as longer texts as Kellogg Institute Working Papers.

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