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Populism and the Mirror of Democracy : Phronesis S. - Francisco Panizza

Populism and the Mirror of Democracy

Phronesis S.

By: Francisco Panizza (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th July 2005
ISBN: 9781859844892
Number Of Pages: 288

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Populism raises awkward question about modern forms of democracy. It often represents the ugly face of the people. It is neither the highest form of democracy nor its enemy. It is, rather, a mirror in which democracy may contemplate itself, warts and all, in a discovery of itself and what it lacks. This definitive collection, edited by one of the world's pre-eminent authorities on populism, Francisco Panizza, combines theoretical essays with a number of specially commissioned case studies on populist politics in the US, Britain, Canada, eastern Europe, Palestine, Latin America and South Africa. A broadly shared understanding of the nature of populism gives the book a coherence rarely found in collective works and enhances the richness of the case studies.

"A wide ranging and well-constructed re-evaluation of a vital but intractable category ... this volume helps to reinvigorate a long tradition of comparative political analysis that deserves to regain a more central place in mainstream political science." - Lawrence Whitehead, Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College, Oxford "By convening a set of distinguished contributors and adding an enlightening editor's Introduction, this volume greatly clarifies and advances our knowledge of multiple facets of populism." - Guillermo O'Donnell, Kellogg Professor of Government, University of Notre Dame "Sheds new light in the surprising resurgence of populism in this era of globalization. With its penetrating analyses of populist discourse in a wide range of countries, the book is insightful and sophisticated. Recommended reading for all observers of contemporary politics!" - Kurt Weyland, Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

Introduction: Populism and the Mirror of Democracyp. 1
Populism: What's in a Name?p. 32
The 'End of Politics' and the Challenge of Right-wing Populismp. 50
Populism as an Internal Periphery of Democratic Politicsp. 72
Skinhead Conservatism: A Failed Populist Projectp. 99
Constitutive Violence and the Nationalist Imaginary: The Making of 'The People' in Palestine and 'Former Yugoslavia'p. 118
From Founding Violence to Political Hegemony: The Conservative Populism of George Wallacep. 144
Populism and the New Right in English Canadap. 172
Populism or Popular Democracy? The UDF, Workerism and the Struggle for Radical Democracy in South Africap. 202
Religion and Populism in Contemporary Greecep. 224
The Discursive Continuities of the Menemist Rupturep. 250
Notesp. 275
Bibliographyp. 317
List of contributorsp. 339
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ISBN: 9781859844892
ISBN-10: 1859844898
Series: Phronesis S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 17th July 2005
Publisher: Verso Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1