Populism and liberal democracy : a comparative and theoretical analysis / Takis S. Pappas.
- First edition.
- Oxford : Oxford Universtiy Press, 2019.
xix, 308 pages ; 24 cm
- Populism and Liberal Democracy is the first book to offer a comprehensive theory about populism during both its emergence and consolidation phases in three geographical regions: Europe, Latin America and the United States. Based on the detailed comparison of all significant cases of populist governments (including Argentina, Greece, Peru, Italy, Venezuela, Ecuador, Hungary, and the U.S.) and two cases of populist failure (Spain and Brazil), each of the book's seven chapters addresses a specific question: What is populism? How to distinguish populists from non-populists? What causes populism? How and where does populism thrive? How do populists govern? Who is the populist voter? How does populism endanger democracy? If rising populism is a threat to liberal0democratic politics, as this book clearly shows, it is only by answering the questions it posits that populism may be resisted successfully.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
- Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
- Other format:
- Electronic version: Pappas, Takis Spyros. Populism and Liberal Democracy.
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