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Authoritarian Populism and Liberal Democracy

Editors: Crewe, Ivor, Sanders, David (Eds.)

  • Honours and celebrates the work of Anthony King, one of the greats of British political science
  • Looks at how populism emerged and gained a foothold, but also how it is likely to impact on policies and politics in years to come
  • The most wide-ranging study of populism to date
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About this book

This edited volume offers new insights into the populist wave that is affecting democratic politics in a large number of countries. The authoritarian populist turn that has developed in the US and various European countries in recent years both reflects and exacerbates the polarization of public opinion that increasingly characterizes democratic politics. The book seeks to explain how and why authoritarian populist opinion has developed and been mobilised in democratic countries. It also explores the implications of this growth in authoritarian, anti-immigrant sentiment for the operation of democratic politics in the future. It concludes that liberals may need to abandon their big-hearted internationalist instinct for open and unmanaged national borders and tacit indifference to illegal immigration. They should instead fashion a distinctively liberal position on immigration based on the socially progressive traditions of planning, public services, community cohesion and worker protection against exploitation. To do otherwise would be to provide the forces of illiberal authoritarianism with an opportunity to advance unparalleled since the 1930s and to destroy the extraordinary post-war achievements of the liberal democratic order.

About the authors

Ivor Crewe is Master of University College, University of Oxford, UK. He is former Professor of Government and Vice Chancellor at the University of Essex, UK, and has authored numerous publications on elections, parties and public opinion in the UK. He is co-author of The Blunders of our Governments (with A. King, 2013).

David Sanders is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Essex, UK. He has authored numerous books and articles on various aspects of UK and comparative politics, including (with various co-authors) Losing an Empire, Finding a Role (1990 and 2017) and The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain (2013).

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eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Due: September 8, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17997-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: August 11, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17996-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Authoritarian Populism and Liberal Democracy
Editors
  • Ivor Crewe
  • David Sanders
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17997-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17997-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17996-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 297
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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