Research Handbook on Populism


Research Handbook on Populism

9781800379688 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Yannis Stavrakakis, Professor of Political Discourse Analysis, School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Giorgos Katsambekis, Researcher in Comparative Politics, Institute for Political Research, National Centre for Social Research (EKKE), Greece
Publication Date: March 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80037 968 8 Extent: c 608 pp
Devoted to one of the most hotly debated topics in contemporary politics, media and academia, this Research Handbook on Populism brings together a diverse range of academics from across the globe to provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of current populism research.

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Examining one of the most hotly debated topics in contemporary politics, media and academia, the Research Handbook on Populism brings together a diverse range of academics from across the globe to provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of populism research.

This prescient Research Handbook highlights the crucial need for conceptual reflexivity, theoretical awareness, methodological pluralism and historical alertness as guiding principles in populism research. Chapters showcase cutting-edge research methods, from surveys to ethnography and from discourse studies to psychoanalytic political theorisation. Enacting diverse sensibilities, they explore a wealth of topics, such as digital populism, anti-populism, feminism, colonialism, the politics of emotions, populist constitutionalism, party politics, social movements, and relevant artistic practices. Offering rigorous comparative perspectives and highlighting promising avenues for future research, this Research Handbook deftly illustrates the dynamism of populism research as it is currently unfolding.

The Research Handbook on Populism will be an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers working in political theory, comparative politics and political sociology as well as those involved in populism research from across the social sciences and humanities. Providing in-depth accounts of concrete phenomena and addressing emerging challenges at a global level, it will also be of interest to professionals in journalism and a variety of national and international organisations.
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‘Populism can no longer be avoided if contemporary democracy is to be understood. This Research Handbook on Populism is fundamental to the social and political disciplines in their various subfields and methodologies, qualitative and quantitative. It indicates with rigorous critical precision the thematic nodes opened up by the study of movements and processes associated with populism, which can give us a better understanding of democracy and representation, the people and sovereignty.’
– Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University, US

‘A masterful volume that represents the very best of populism studies. Up-to-date and on the cutting-edge conceptually and empirically, this should be the first stop for anyone wanting to know what populism is; what it looks like across the world; where it came from; and importantly, where it is heading.’
– Benjamin Moffitt, Australian Catholic University

‘Tracing back to its origins in ancient Greece and Rome, this monumental Handbook is the best introduction to today’s populism. Mixing methods and disciplines, it compares populism's exclusionist and inclusionist varieties across continents to brilliantly capture the complexities of the phenomenon and its ambivalent relationship with democracy.’
– Nonna Mayer, Sciences Po, France
Contributors include: Michaelangelo Anastasiou, Ioannis Andreadis, Paris Aslanidis, Petar Bankov, Giovanni Barbieri, Paula Biglieri, Katy Brown, Luciana Cadahia, Maria Esperanza Casullo, Angelos Chryssogelos, Annie Collovald, Nicole Curato, Jacopo Custodi, Benjamin De Cleen, Donatella della Porta, Mario Dunkel, Emmy Eklundh, Dani Filc, Paolo Gerbaudo, Marcello Gisondi, Jason Glynos, Norbert Götz, Jana Goyvaerts, Simona Guerra, Niko Hatakka, Anton Jäger, Akritas Kaidatzis, Giorgos Katsambekis, Seongcheol Kim, Alexandros Kioupkiolis, Paul Lucardie, William Mazzarella, Grigoris Markou, Aurelien Mondon, Yiannis Mylonas, Geneviève Nootens, Pierre Ostiguy, Enrico Padoan, Emilia Palonen, Panos Panayotu, Konstantinos Papastathis, Marcos Emilio Pérez, Martín Portos, Charles Postel, Patricia Rehus, Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Cristóbal Sandoval, Anna Schwenck,   Sishuwa Sishuwa,Yannis Stavrakakis, Liv Sunnercrantz, Federico Tarragoni, Lasse Thomassen, Myrto Tsakatika,Maria Tsigkou, Simon Tunderman, Steven M. Van Hauwaert, Giorgos Venizelos, Savvas Voutyras, Linus Westheuser,Kurt Weyland, Ruth Wodak, Dakila Kim P. Yee, Lisa Zanotti, Thomás Zicman de Barros

Advisory Board: Chantal Mouffe (University of Westminster), Pierre Ostiguy (Universidad de Valparaiso), Kenneth Roberts (Cornell University), Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University and University of Vienna)

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