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Populism: origins and alternative policy responses

Velasco, Andres ORCID: 0000-0003-0441-5062 and Bucelli, Irene, eds. (2022) Populism: origins and alternative policy responses. LSE Public Policy Review Series. (1). LSE Press, London, UK. ISBN 9781909890930

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Populist movements, parties and leaders have gained influence in many countries, disrupting long-established patterns of party competition, impugning the legitimacy of representative institutions and sometimes actively weakening or coarsening government capabilities. By positing an acute contrast between the will of the people and established elites, and advocating simplistic policy solutions careless of minority rights, populists have challenged the development and even the maintenance of liberal democracy on many fronts. Social scientists’ attention to populism has grown rapidly, although it remains somewhat fragmented across disciplines. Many questions remain. Are populism’s causes economic or cultural? National or local? Is populism a threat to liberal democracy? If so, what kind of threat? And what can be done about it? Employing a range of conceptual toolkits and methods, this interdisciplinary book addresses in a critical and evidence-based way the most common diagnoses of populism’s causes, consequences and policy antidotes.

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Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: School of Public Policy
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Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2023 15:51
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2023 00:40

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