Transformations of Populism in Europe and the Americas: History and Recent Tendencies by John AbromeitTransformations of Populism in Europe and the Americas: History and Recent Tendencies by John Abromeit

Transformations of Populism in Europe and the Americas: History and Recent Tendencies

EditorJohn Abromeit, York Norman, Gary Marotta

Hardcover | November 19, 2015

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The recent resurgence of populist movements and parties has led to a revival of scholarly interest in populism. This volume brings together well-established and new scholars to reassess the subject and combine historical and theoretical perspectives to shed new light on the history of the subject, as well as enriching contemporary discussions. In three parts, the contributors explore the history of populism in different regions, theories of populism and recent populist movements. Taken together, the contributions included in this book represent the most comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the topic to date. Questions addressed include: - What are the 'essential' characteristics of populism? - Is it important to distinguish between left- and right-wing populism? - How can the transformation of populist movements be explained? This is the most thorough and up to date comparative historical study of populism available. As such it will be of great value to anyone researching or studying the topic.
John Abromeit is Associate Professor of History at Buffalo State, The State University of New York, USA. He is the author of Max Horkheimer and the Foundations of the Frankfurt School (2011) and Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader (2004). Gary Marotta is Professor of History at Buffalo State, The State University of New York, USA Yor...
Title:Transformations of Populism in Europe and the Americas: History and Recent TendenciesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:November 19, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: New Historical Perspectives on Populism Section I: Right-Wing Populism and the Rise of National Socialism in Germany 1. The Role of 'the People' and the Rise of the Nazis (Peter Fritzsche, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA) 2. Conservatives - Radical Nationalists - Fascists: Calling the People into Politics, 1890-1930 (Geoff Eley, University of Michigan, USA) 3. Germany's Conservative Elites and the Problem of Political Mobilization in the Weimar Republic (Larry E. Jones, Canisius College, USA) Section II: Populism in the Balkans in the Twentieth Century 4. Nationalism and Populism in the Balkans: The Case of Croatia (Mark Biondich, Carleton University, Ottawa) 5. The People as a 'Happening': Constellations of Populism in Serbia in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Nenad Stefanov, Humboldt University, Berlin) 6. Alija Izetbegovic's Islamic Declaration and Populism in Bosnia (York Norman, SUNY Buffalo State) Section III: Transformations of Populism in the U.S. in the 19th and 20th Centuries 7. Richard Hofstadter's Populist Problem - And Ours - And His Identity as a Jewish Intellectual (Gary Marotta (SUNY Buffalo State, USA) 8. Anti-Populism and Democracy (Charles Postel, San Francisco State University, USA) 9. Populism: Progressive and Reactionary (Ron Formisano, University of Kentucky, USA) Section IV: Populism in Latin America and the Caribbean 1920-1960. 10. Populist Discourses, Developmentalist Policies: Rethinking Mid-Twentieth Century Brazilian Politics (Joel Wolfe, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA) 11. Populism as an Identity: Four Propositions on Peronism (Matthew Karush, George Mason University, USA) 12. Populism in the Circum-Caribbean, Especially Cuba and Jamaica (Gillian McGillivray, York University, Canada and Thomas Rogers, Emory University, USA) 13. Performing Populism in Paraguay: Febrerismo on Stage in the Works of Correa and Ruffinelli, 1933-1943 (Bridget Chesterton, SUNY Buffalo State, USA) Part II: Historical Theories of Populism 14. Transformations of Producerist Populism in Western Europe (John Abromeit, SUNY Buffalo State, USA) 15. Populists and Parasites: On Producerist Reason (Mark Loeffler, University of Chicago, USA) Part III: Recent Tendencies in Populist Movements in Latin America, Europe, and the US 16. Populist Radical-Right Parties in Europe Today (Cas Mudde, University of Georgia, USA) 17. Ideologies of Economic Populism in America and their Subversion by the Right (Peter Breiner, SUNY Albany, USA) 18. The Contested Meanings of Democratic and Populist Revolutions in Latin America (Carlos de la Torre, University of Kentucky, USA) Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

This is a major contribution to the scholarship on populism. Methodologically rigorous and geographically wide-ranging, the essays in this volume present the latest research and analysis on a topic of compelling importance for understanding European-and world-politics both in the recent past and in the urgent present. This carefully organised collection combines theoretical insights with richly detailed case studies and in so doing captures the complexity of a political phenomenon too often depicted in simplistic, caricatured terms. Finally, populism is getting the serious attention it deserves.