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Populism and Passions: Democratic Legitimacy after Austerity

Populism and Passions: Democratic Legitimacy after Austerity (Hardback)

Edited by Cossarini, Paolo
Edited by Vallespin, Fernando

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There is a consensus that right, and left wing populism is on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic; Donald Trump in the United States, France's right-wing National Front, Austrian, Hungarian and German extreme right-wing parties, to 5 Star Movement in Italy, Spain's leftist Pod... read full description below.

ISBN 9780815383789
Barcode 9780815383789
Published 21 June 2019 by Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Hardback
Series Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory
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ISBN-13 9780815383789
ISBN-10 0815383789
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint CRC Press Inc
Publication Date 21 June 2019
International Publication Date 29 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Cossarini, Paolo
Edited by Vallespin, Fernando
Series Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory
Category Social Theory
Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytical Theory
Politics & Government
Political Science & Theory
Political Ideologies
Political Structures: Democracy
Demonstrations & Protest Movements
Revolutions & Coups
Number of Pages 186
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight 522g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Populism, Democracy, Radicalism, Legitimacy of governments
NBS Text Political Ideologies & Parties
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 320.5662
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

There is a consensus that right, and left wing populism is on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic; Donald Trump in the United States, France's right-wing National Front, Austrian, Hungarian and German extreme right-wing parties, to 5 Star Movement in Italy, Spain's leftist Podemos or Greece's Syriza. These movements may manifest themselves in different kinds of populist mobilizations but the fact remains that elite and mass opinion is fuelling a populist backlash. In Populism and Passions, eleven scholars engage with discourse analysis, democratic theory, and post structural political thought to study the political logic of passion for contemporary populism. Together these interdisciplinary essays demonstrate what emotional engagement implies for the spheres of politics and the social, and how it governs and mobilises individuals. The volume presents: Theoretical and empirical implications for political analysis Chapters on the current rise of populism, both right and left wing trends, their different ideological features, and their relationship with the logic of passions Theoretical implications for the future study of populism and democratic legitimacy A timely analysis of this political phenomena in contemporary Western democracies, this book is ideal for students and scholars in political theory, comparative politics, social theory, critical theory, cultural studies, and global studies.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Despite the burgeoning growth of populism studies, there are still areas in the field which remain underdeveloped. This volume, through the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between populism and passions, fills a crucial gap in one of those areas. It does so in an insightful, theoretically robust and empirically-informed way, bringing together younger researchers and established scholars. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the populist phenomenon and on the role that passions play in contemporary democratic politics. - Giorgos Katsambekis Loughborough University

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Author's Bio

Paolo Cossarini is Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of International Studies at the University of Trento, Italy. He previously taught Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University, UK. He has held visiting positions at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Queen Mary University of London, and has been a member of the research project 'The political consequences of the economic crisis' funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education. His research focuses on democratic theory and populism, Spanish politics and nationalism, and the role of emotions in protest movements and political communication, as well as border and migration studies. He has published in Global Discourse, European Political Science, and Revista de Estudios Politicos, among other journals Fernando Vallespin is Professor of Political Science at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. He has directed the Department of Political Science and International Relations and the Centro de Teoria Politica at the same University. He has also been a postdoctoral Fulbright researcher at Harvard University, and has been visiting professor at the universities of Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Veracruz and Malaysia. He has published several books and over one hundred academic papers and chapters. Additionally, he was President of the Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas (CIS) between May 2004 and May 2008, Academic Director of the Fundacion Ortega-Maranon (2012-2015), President of the Spanish Association of Political Studies (2013-2015) and member of IPSA's Executive Council (2014-2016).

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