Populism: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Cas Mudde

Populism: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Cas Mudde year 2017
  • Book name: Populism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Cas Mudde
  • Release date: 2017/11/12
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780190234874
  • Rating: 8.54 of 10
  • Votes: 706
  • Review by: Oscar Gallardo
  • Review rating: 7.78 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/26
  • Total pages: 136
  • Includes a PDF summary of 11 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Populism is a central concept in the current media debates about politics and elections. However, like most political buzzwords, the term often floats from one meaning to another, and both social scientists and journalists use it to denote diverse phenomena. What is populism really? Who are the populist leaders? And what is the relationship between populism and democracy? This book answers these questions in a simple and persuasive way, offering a swift guide topopulism in theory and practice.Cas Mudde and Cristobal Rovera Kaltwasser present populism as an ideology that divides society into two antagonistic camps, the 'pure people' versus the 'corrupt elite,' and that privileges the general will of the people above all else. They illustrate the practical power of this ideology through a survey of representative populist movements of the modern era: European right-wing parties, left-wing presidents in Latin America, and the Tea Party movement in the United States. The authorsdelve into the ambivalent personalities of charismatic populist leaders such as Juan Domingo Peron, H. Ross Perot, Jean-Marie le Pen, Silvio Berlusconi, and Hugo Chavez. If the strong male leader embodies the mainstream form of populism, many resolute women, such as Eva Peron, Pauline Hanson, and SarahPalin, have also succeeded in building a populist status, often by exploiting gendered notions of society.Although populism is ultimately part of democracy, populist movements constitute an increasing challenge to democratic politics. Comparing political trends across different countries, this compelling book debates what the long-term consequences of this challenge could be, as it turns the spotlight on the bewildering effect of populism on today's political and social life.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 6H38M56S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Political Ideologies
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 7.59 USD
  • Dimensions: 112x173x9mm
  • Weight: 118g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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