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The Political Economy of Populism

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Book Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy ISBN: 9780367368029 Year: Pages: 108 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Economics --- Political Science
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"The Political Economy of Populism explores the interplay between identity, the economy and inequality to explain the dynamics of populist votes since the beginning of the 20th century. The book discusses the political and economic implications of populist governance using data on populist incumbencies and linking it to historical data on the macro economy and democracy. Chapters draw from the most recent political science, economics and other social science literature, as well as historical data, to explain the long-term causes and consequences of populism. Populism emerges and gains traction when political entrepreneurs exploit underlying identity conflicts for political gains. As the distributional consequences of both economic distress and economic growth typically favor the elite over the poor and the lower middle class, economic shocks usually sharpen the underlying identity conflicts between the groups. The book provides evidence of significant differences in the ways fiscal and monetary policies are conducted by incumbent populists in Latin America, Europe and the OECD. The work concludes by suggesting avenues through which a 21st century social consensus can be built, so that our society can avoid repeating the mistakes that led to wars and failed economic experiments in the 20th century. This book marks a significant contribution to the study of populism and is suited to students and scholars across the social sciences, including economics, political science and sociology. "

Rechtspopulismus und Hegemonie

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Book Series: Kultur und Kollektiv ISBN: 9783837637120 9783839437124 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839437124 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103372
Subject: Political Science
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Die Schweizerische Volkspartei ist binnen 25 Jahren von einer braven Klientelpartei zum politischen Taktgeber avanciert. Sie ist nicht nur die stärkste politische Kraft des Landes, sondern auch ein Vorbild des europäischen Rechtspopulismus. Marius Hildebrand beleuchtet die Karriere der SVP mithilfe der formalen Populismustheorie Ernesto Laclaus. Im Unterschied zu sozialstrukturellen und ideologiekritischen Analysen, die den Populismus als Anomalie perspektivieren, wird er hier als Effekt einer diskursiven Transformation der politischen Schweiz betrachtet.

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