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Populism and passions : democratic legitimacy after austerity / edited by Paolo Cossarini & Fernando Vallespín.

Contributor(s): Cossarini, Paolo [editor.] | Vallespín, Fernando [editor.].
Material type: TextText Language of document:EnglishSeries: Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2019Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351205474; 1351205471; 9781351205467; 1351205463; 9781351205450; 1351205455; 9781351205443; 1351205447.Subject(s): Populism | Democracy | Radicalism | Legitimacy of governments | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Reference | POLITICAL SCIENCE / General | POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / DemocracyDDC classification: 320.56/62 Online resources: Taylor & Francis | OCLC metadata license agreement
Contents:
Political affects in the neuroscientific age / Manuel Arias Maldonado -- Populisms and emotions / Nicolas Demertzis -- Populism versus technocracy : performance, passions, and aesthetics / Benjamin Moffitt -- Our damned weakness : tensions between reason and emotion in Podemos / Emmy Eklundh -- The political logic of populist Hhpe : the case of right-wing populism's "meteoric rise" and its relation to the status quo / Jason Glynos and Aurelien Mondon -- Populism and the use of tropes / Paulina Tambakaki -- Emotions and the left in Denmark : towards left-wing and mainstream populism / Oscar García Agustín -- Filling the vacuum? : passion, "the people", and affective communities / Paolo Cossarini -- Passion, excess, and fear of the mob : populism as ideology / Simon Tormey -- Populism and the restructuring of the public sphere / Fernando Vallespín and Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán.
Summary: There is a consensus that right, and left-wing populism is on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic, from Donald Trump in the United States, to Spain's leftist Podemos. These may utilize different kinds of populist mobilizations but the fact remains that elite and mass opinion is fuelling a populist backlash. In Populism and Passions, twelve scholars engage with discourse analysis, democratic theory, and post structural political thought to study the political logic of passion for contemporary populism. Together these interdisciplinary essays demonstrate what emotional engagement implies for the spheres of politics and the social, and how it governs and mobilizes individuals. The volume presents: Theoretical and empirical implications for political analysis; Chapters on the current rise of populism, both right and left-wing trends, their different ideological features, and their relationship with the logic of passion; Theoretical implications for the future study of populism and democratic legitimacy. A timely analysis of this political phenomena in contemporary Western democracies, Populism and Passions is ideal for students and scholars in political theory, comparative politics, social theory, critical theory, cultural studies, and global studies.
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Political affects in the neuroscientific age / Manuel Arias Maldonado -- Populisms and emotions / Nicolas Demertzis -- Populism versus technocracy : performance, passions, and aesthetics / Benjamin Moffitt -- Our damned weakness : tensions between reason and emotion in Podemos / Emmy Eklundh -- The political logic of populist Hhpe : the case of right-wing populism's "meteoric rise" and its relation to the status quo / Jason Glynos and Aurelien Mondon -- Populism and the use of tropes / Paulina Tambakaki -- Emotions and the left in Denmark : towards left-wing and mainstream populism / Oscar García Agustín -- Filling the vacuum? : passion, "the people", and affective communities / Paolo Cossarini -- Passion, excess, and fear of the mob : populism as ideology / Simon Tormey -- Populism and the restructuring of the public sphere / Fernando Vallespín and Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán.

There is a consensus that right, and left-wing populism is on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic, from Donald Trump in the United States, to Spain's leftist Podemos. These may utilize different kinds of populist mobilizations but the fact remains that elite and mass opinion is fuelling a populist backlash. In Populism and Passions, twelve scholars engage with discourse analysis, democratic theory, and post structural political thought to study the political logic of passion for contemporary populism. Together these interdisciplinary essays demonstrate what emotional engagement implies for the spheres of politics and the social, and how it governs and mobilizes individuals. The volume presents: Theoretical and empirical implications for political analysis; Chapters on the current rise of populism, both right and left-wing trends, their different ideological features, and their relationship with the logic of passion; Theoretical implications for the future study of populism and democratic legitimacy. A timely analysis of this political phenomena in contemporary Western democracies, Populism and Passions is ideal for students and scholars in political theory, comparative politics, social theory, critical theory, cultural studies, and global studies.

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