Government and Opposition

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Virtual Issue - Populism

The rapid development of the American Tea Party movement has once again drawn attention to populist politics. Populism, which in many ways represents a revolt against politics, has been paradoxically a simultaneously enduring and episodic feature of democratic politics. Its very nature as politically ephemeral phenomenon in relation to time and place make it a rich source of empirical analysis of, and conceptual reflection on, the political world. The articles in this virtual edition bring together some of the research that Government and Opposition has published over the past thirty years on the concept of populism and particular populist mobilisations.

The breakthrough of another west European populist radical right party: the case of the True Finns
David Arter
First published Volume 45, Issue 4 (2010)

Can populism be defended? William Riker, Gerry Mackie and the interpretation of democracy
Keith Dowding
First published Volume 41, Issue 3 (2006)

The populist zeitgeist
Cas Mudde
First published Volume 39, Issue 4 (2004)

The new populism, presidentialism, and market-orientated reform in Spanish South America
Philip George
First published Volume 33, Issue 1 (1998)

Populism into the twenty-first century
Torcuato S. Di Tella
First published Volume 32, Issue 2 (1997)

Rome at Bay: The Challenge of the Northern League to the Italian State
Tom Gallagher
First published Volume 27, Issue 4 (1992)

'People', politicians and populism
Margaret Canovan
First published Volume 19, Issue 3 (1984)

The Popular Parties: Brazil and Argentina in a Latin American Perspective
Torcuato S. Di Tella
First published Volume 19, Issue 2 (1984)

Anti-Elitism Revisited
Giovanni Sartori
First published Volume 13, Issue 1 (1978)

To define populism
First published, Volume 3, Issue 2 (1968)