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Rising political participation: popular or populist?

Georgas, Vangelis (2014) Rising political participation: popular or populist? Researching Sociology (17 Mar 2014). Website.

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by PhD Student, Vangelis Georgas “They call us populists. We are proud of that, and angry too.” Beppe Grillo, 5 Star Movement’s demonstration in Genoa, December 2013 The 2008 financial crisis and the austerity that is implemented as a policy reaction to it has inaugurated a new era of contention and of increased pressure from below. This is evident not only in developing countries, but also in many developed and prosperous countries of the West. In most cases discontent takes the form of resentment against elites, political and economic. It is expressed mainly through voting for anti-systemic political parties, and through participation in movements, which once again focus on materialist issues, until recently thought to have been irrevocably resolved in the developed countries of the world.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 08:48
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2021 23:41

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