Revolutionizing Repertoires: The Rise Of Populist Mobilization In Peru by Robert S. JansenRevolutionizing Repertoires: The Rise Of Populist Mobilization In Peru by Robert S. Jansen

Revolutionizing Repertoires: The Rise Of Populist Mobilization In Peru

byRobert S. Jansen

Paperback | October 17, 2017

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Politicians and political parties are for the most part limited by habit—they recycle tried-and-true strategies, draw on models from the past, and mimic others in the present. But in rare moments politicians break with routine and try something new.

Drawing on pragmatist theories of social action, Revolutionizing Repertoires sets out to examine what happens when the repertoire of practices available to political actors is dramatically reconfigured. Taking as his case study the development of a distinctively Latin American style of populist mobilization, Robert S. Jansen analyzes the Peruvian presidential election of 1931. He finds that, ultimately, populist mobilization emerged in the country at this time because newly empowered outsiders recognized the limitations of routine political practice and understood how to modify, transpose, invent, and recombine practices in a whole new way. Suggesting striking parallels to the recent populist turn in global politics, Revolutionizing Repertoires offers new insights not only to historians of Peru but also to scholars of historical sociology and comparative politics, and to anyone interested in the social and political origins of populism.
Robert S. Jansen is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Michigan.
Title:Revolutionizing Repertoires: The Rise Of Populist Mobilization In PeruFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:October 17, 2017Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Terms
1 Who Did What? Establishing Outcomes
2 The Social Context of Action: Economy, Infrastructure, and Social Organization
3 The Political Context of Action: Collective Actor Formation in a Dynamic Political Field
4 The Sources of Political Innovation: Habit, Experience, and Deliberation
5 Practicing Populist Mobilization: Experimentation, Imitation, and Excitation
6 The Routinization of Political Innovation: Resonance, Recognition, and Repetition
Appendix A: Chronology
Appendix B: Population, Suffrage, and Exclusion

Editorial Reviews

“With populist politics recently becoming in vogue, Jansen’s Revolutionizing Repertoires is a welcome addition to the literature. . .Jansen does provide a unique perspective on the subject of political repertoires, while contributing to a much-needed conversation on populism in the modern era by exploring the history of an interesting and understudied political event. Scholars of social movements and politics should familiarize themselves with this book. . .especially if they are interested in studying the intersection between tactical innovation and populist politics.”