Podemos and the New Political Cycle

Left-Wing Populism and Anti-Establishment Politics

  • Óscar García Agustín
  • Marco Briziarelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Óscar García Agustín, Marco Briziarelli
      Pages 3-22
  3. Genealogy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. César Rendueles, Jorge Sola
      Pages 25-47
  4. Concepts

  5. Comparative Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Salvador Schavelzon, Jeffery R. Webber
      Pages 173-199
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Óscar García Agustín, Marco Briziarelli
      Pages 281-294
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 295-299

About this book


This edited volume explores the context in which the Spanish party Podemos operates as both an agent and product of political cycles. It provides an account of the party’s genealogy, ideological environment and relation to other political initiatives in Latin America and Western Europe. The contributors address the multiples dynamics generated by Podemos as a new party developed out of the economic crisis, the structural crisis concerning social democracy and the incarnation of the welfare state project, and, more generally, out of the Left. It will appeal to upper-level students and scholars interested in Spanish politics, history, culture and sociology.


politics of Podemos party Spanish politics Left-wing populism Anti-Establishment Politics social democracy in Spain political culture in Spain nationalism and left-wing populism populism in Europe comparison between Syriza and Podemos radicalism in European politics ideology of Podemos Spanish political history economic crisis in Spain Podemos and Movimento Cinque Stelle

Editors and affiliations

  • Óscar García Agustín
    • 1
  • Marco Briziarelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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