Populism - Key Concepts in Political Theory (Hardback)Benjamin Moffitt (author)
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In this concise and engaging book, leading expert Benjamin Moffitt cuts through this confusion. Offering the first accessible introduction to populism as a core concept in political theory, he maps the different schools of thought on how to understand populism and explores how populism relates to some of the most important concepts at the heart of political debate today. He asks: what has populism got to do with nationalism and nativism? How does it intersect with socialism? Is it compatible with liberalism? And in the end, is populism a good or bad thing for democracy?
This book is essential reading for anyone - from students and scholars to general readers alike - seeking to make sense of one the most important and controversial issues in the contemporary political landscape.
Publisher: Polity Press
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 296 g
Dimensions: 224 x 143 x 16 mm
"Employing a political theory perspective, Moffitt elucidates populisms affinities and tensions with major left- and right-wing ideologies and develops novel insights into reactionary populists opportunistic invocation of liberal values."
Kurt Weyland, University of Texas at Austin?
"The first book to analyse populism in its broader ideological context by relating it to nationalism, socialism, liberalism and democracy, Benjamin Moffitts? accessible and concise Populism is essential reading for anyone speaking, thinking or writing about this phenomenon."
Cas Mudde, University of Georgia
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