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Book review: Populism’s power: radical grassroots democracyin America by Laura Grattan

Dean, John (2016) Book review: Populism’s power: radical grassroots democracyin America by Laura Grattan. LSE Review of Books (08 Jun 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

‘Populism’ has often been used as a pejorative term for a ‘paranoid’, anti-democratic style of politics. But is this the only way of understanding its history? In Populism’s Power: Radical Grassroots in America , Laura Grattan argues that this neglects a different kind of populism in the USA: democratic, egalitarian, radical, rebellious and unifying. This book offers a lively and engaging take on contemporary populist movements, but reminds us that populism’s darker side remains powerful despite its democratising aspirations, writes Jon Dean.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Collections > United States Collection
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2016 09:04
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 00:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67431

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