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Populism Around the World

A Comparative Perspective

  • Daniel Stockemer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Daniel Stockemer
    Pages 1-7
  3. Wolfgang Muno
    Pages 9-26
  4. Gilles Ivaldi
    Pages 27-47
  5. Adele Webb, Nicole Curato
    Pages 49-65
  6. Ben Stanley, Mikołaj Cześnik
    Pages 67-87
  7. S. Erdem Aytaç, Ezgi Elçi
    Pages 89-108
  8. Matthew Green, John Kenneth White
    Pages 109-122
  9. Daniel Stockemer
    Pages 123-139

About this book


This book provides a global overview of populist actors and strategies around the globe from a comparative perspective. By presenting six country studies on the United States, France, Poland, Turkey, the Philippines and Argentina, the contributors analyze how parties from both the radical left and right use a populist discourse combining people-centrism, anti-elitism, and the exclusion of certain population cohorts from the national community. They illustrate how populist actors mobilize and persuade citizens by using simple and slogan-based language and charismatic leadership while offering simple solutions to complex problems.

Each case study describes the history of populism in the respective country, current populist actors, the strategies these parties and movements employ, and how successful these tactics are within the population. These case studies are embedded within two theoretical chapters that link the cases to the theoretical and empirical literature on populism. This timely book will appeal to anyone interested in understanding the current enormous appeal of populist movements around the globe.


Populism Right-wing populism Left-wing populism Populist movements Party politics Anti-elitism Charismatic leadership Political participation

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Stockemer
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Political StudiesUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

About the editors

Daniel Stockemer is an Associate Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. His main research interests are political participation, political representation, right-wing extremism in Europe, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods. Since becoming a professor in 2010, Dr. Stockemer has published two single authored books, an edited volume and more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a co-editor of European Political Science (EPS), the professional journal of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).

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