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Leadership, Populism, and Resistance

Edited by Kristin M.S. Bezio, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and George R. Goethals, E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship in Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, US
Leadership, Populism and Resistance draws upon the study of history, politics, policy, media, virtue, and heroism to examine the ways in which populism and popular movements have evolved, what we have learned (and failed to learn) from them, how we depict and discuss them through popular media and the press, and, finally, how we can understand virtue and heroism as a consequence—or reaction—to populism and popularity.
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Publication Date: February 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78897 925 2
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Recent populist movements online and around the globe have drawn the attention of news media, social and political analysts, and scholars, all of whom seek to understand the patterns of influence which have produced and are produced by this populist surge.
Whether nationalist or revolutionary, ideological or geopolitical, these movements have changed the way we relate to one another as leaders and followers. In its various forms, populism is changing the face and geography of global politics and society.

Leadership, Populism and Resistance draws upon the study of history, politics, policy, media, virtue, and heroism to examine the ways in which populism and popular movements have evolved, what we have learned (and failed to learn) from them, how we depict and discuss them through popular media and the press, and, finally, how we can understand virtue and heroism as a consequence—or reaction—to populism and popularity.

This volume uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine the causes and impacts of populism and popular movements across time and around the world which would appeal to a wide variety of scholars and practitioners. Its chapters provide potential teaching tools within individual disciplines (history, psychology, media studies, political science, literature, education, leadership studies) which are useful for educators at all levels concerned
with social movements, populism and democracy. The interdisciplinary nature of the volume is also accessible to non-academic audiences interested in modern populist and popular socio-political trends.
'In a time when the Western world scratches its head about the rise of populism and the decline of democracy, journalists and pundits try to make sense out of the events of the day. This unique and engaging scholarly collection takes a different tack. By looking at the past, it escapes the tyranny of the present and offers perspective on where we are now and how we might move beyond populist leaders and restore democracy.’
– Joanne B. Ciulla, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, US