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The Global Rise of Populism: Performance, Political Style, and Representation

Benjamin Moffitt


Populism is a key feature of contemporary democratic politics, and is on the rise across the world. Yet current approaches to populism fail to account for its shifting character in a rapidly changing political and media landscape, where media touches upon all aspects of political life, a sense of crisis is endemic, and where populism has gone truly global. This book presents a new perspective for understanding populism, arguing that it is a distinct ‘political style’ that is performed, embodied and enacted across a number of contexts. While still based on the classic divide between ‘the people ... More

Keywords: populism, media, crisis, democracy, political style, performance, representation, the people, the elite, leadership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780804796132
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804796132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Moffitt, author
Stockholm University