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Twenty-First Century Populism

The Spectre of Western European Democracy

Editors: Albertazzi, D., McDonnell, D. (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

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

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'It is not always the case that the most recent book is a better book. But this is surely the case with this work. For a long time we have spoken of demagogy, now we speak more and more of populism. Are these different labels for the same thing? While this issue still needs to be probed, Albertazzi and McDonnell have assembled a well organized and surely outstanding analysis of a truly topical matter.' Giovanni Sartori, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University in the City of New York, USA

'Twenty-First Century Populism is a highly impressive assessment of the state and character of contemporary European populism. Comprehensive and insightful, it combines valuable conceptual interpretations with a close analysis of different national experiences. This is essential reading for students of political parties and political culture in Europe today.' - Peter Mair, Professor of Comparative Politics, European University Institute, Italy

'This extraordinary and timely book shows us how modern democracy throughout Europe is threatened and corrupted by modern populists. The analysis is brilliant, profound and deeply worrying.' - Sir Bernard Crick, Emeritus Professor of Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

'For academics, journalists or students of democratic politics, populism is a puzzle which defies the traditional boundaries of political mobilization, party structures and programmes, values and policies. The very concept of democracy is challenged by the various forms of populism. The great merit of Albertazzi and McDonnell's book is that it sheds further light on and helps to better understand this puzzle. It is a cornerstone in the construction of the phenomenology and theory of populism.' - Yves Mény, President of the European University Institute, Florence, Italy


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Sceptre and the Spectre

    Albertazzi, Daniele (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Populism and Democracy

    Pasquino, Gianfranco

    Pages 15-29

  • Politics against Democracy: Party Withdrawal and Populist Breakthrough

    Mastropaolo, Alfio

    Pages 30-48

  • Populism and the Media

    Mazzoleni, Gianpietro

    Pages 49-64

  • Austria: The Structure and Agency of Austrian Populism

    Heinisch, Reinhard

    Pages 67-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Twenty-First Century Populism
Book Subtitle
The Spectre of Western European Democracy
Editors
  • D. Albertazzi
  • D. McDonnell
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59210-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230592100
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-01349-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28476-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 251
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