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Populism and Corruption

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Populism and Corruption

The Other Side of the Coin

9781839109669 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jonathan Mendilow, Professor of Political Science, Rider University, US and Chair of IPSA RC20, the Research Committee on Political Finance and Political Corruption and Eric Phélippeau, Professor of Political Science, Paris Nanterre University and member of the Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique (ISP), France
Publication Date: June 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 966 9 Extent: c 272 pp
This timely book offers an in-depth analysis of the intersection between populism and corruption, addressing phenomena that have so far been largely treated separately. Bringing together two dynamic and well-established fields of study, it proposes a theoretical framework for the study of populism and corruption in order to update our understanding of specific forms of each in a variety of socio-political settings.

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This timely book offers an in-depth analysis of the intersection between populism and corruption, addressing phenomena that have so far been largely treated separately. Bringing together two dynamic and well-established fields of study, it proposes a theoretical framework for the study of populism and corruption in order to update our understanding of specific forms of each in a variety of socio-political settings.
 
International contributors consider the simultaneous growth of populist rhetoric and political corruption, suggesting systematic methods for analysing the interconnection between them. Chapters further examine the effects of socio-political and historical contexts, outlining histories of political scandals and anti-corruption crusades. Taking a cross-national perspective, the book provides case study analyses of the corruption-populism intersection under diverse political systems, including Brazil, France, Israel, Mexico and the US.
 
Raising critical questions for future research into the connections between the fields, Populism and Corruption offers crucial insights for scholars, researchers and students of political science, sociology and law, particularly those interested in contemporary populist movements. It will also benefit practitioners hoping to act on recent trends in political organising and policymakers eager to combat political corruption.
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‘Populist parties claim that political elites are corrupt. This book argues that they are too. Based on the systematic study of a large range of cases, grounded in a common theoretical frame, it exposes the five main types of corruption these parties practice. A brilliant demonstration, and a major contribution to the understanding of populism.’
– Nonna Mayer, Sciences Po Paris, France

‘Unfortunately, populism and corruption are key issues in contemporary worldwide public debate. Both topics separately have received much attention from the academy. However, their strong imbrication is almost under-explored. This terrific volume by distinguished international scholars covers this void. Essential reading for those concerned with the future of liberal democracy.’
– Fernando Jiménez, University of Murcia, Spain

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