"Populism is central to current debates about politics, from radical right parties in Europe to left-wing presidents in Latin America to the Tea Party in the United States. But populism is also one of the most contested concepts in the social sciences. This book offers a timely and wide-ranging guide to understanding populism both in theory and practice, highlighting its relevance for the contemporary political debate"--
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-123) and index.
What is populism? -- Populism around the world -- Populism and mobilization -- The populist leader -- Populism and democracy -- Causes and responses