Twenty-first Century Populism: The Spectre of Western European Democracy

Twenty-first Century Populism: The Spectre of Western European Democracy

By: Daniele Albertazzi (editor), Duncan McDonnell (editor)Paperback

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Twenty-First Century Populism analyses the phenomenon of sustained populist growth in Western Europe by looking at the conditions facilitating populism in specific national contexts and then examining populist fortunes in those countries. The chapters are written by country experts and political scientists from across the continent.

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FRANK DECKER Professor of Political Science, University of Bonn, Germany STEFANO FELLA Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, UK REINHARD HEINISCH Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies, University of Pittsburgh/Johnstown, USA PAUL LUCARDIE Research Fellow, Documentation Center on Dutch Political Parties, University of Groningen, The Netherlands ALFIO MASTROPAOLO Professor of Political Science and Head of the Department of Political Studies, University of Turin, Italy GIANPIETRO MAZZOLENI Professor of Political Communication, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Milan, Italy GIANFRANCO PASQUINO Professor of Political Science, University of Bologna, Italy JENS RYDGREN Associate Professor of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden MARCO TARCHI Professor of Political Science and Political Theory, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Florence, Italy

Contents

Introduction: The Sceptre and the Spectre; D.Albertazzi & D.McDonnell PART I Populism and Democracy; G.Pasquino Politics against Democracy: Party Withdrawal and Populist Breakthrough; A.Mastropaolo Populism and the Media; G.Mazzoleni PART II Austria: The Structure and Agency of Austrian Populism; R.Heinisch Italy: A Country of Many Populisms; M.Tarchi Switzerland: Yet another Populist Paradise; D.Albertazzi Germany: Right-wing Populist Failures and Left-wing Successes; F.Decker Sweden: The Scandinavian Exception; J.Rydgren The Netherlands: Populism versus Pillarization; P.Lucardie France: The Front National, Ethnonationalism and Populism; J.Rydgren Britain: Imperial Legacies, Institutional Constraints and New Political Opportunities; S.Fella The Republic of Ireland: The Dog That Hasn't Barked in the Night?; D.McDonnell Conclusions: Populism and Twenty-first Century Western European Democracy; D.Albertazzi & D.McDonnell

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780230013490
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Year: 2008
  • Number Of Pages: 263
  • ID: 9780230013490
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 023001349X

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