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p. 212. Populism around the worldlocked

  • Cas Mudde
  •  and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser


Today, populism affects almost all continents. While all populists share a common discourse, populism is an extremely heterogeneous political phenomenon. Individual populist actors can be left or right, conservative or progressive, religious or secular. Almost all populist actors combine populism with one or more other “host” ideologies. “Populism around the world” provides a concise overview of the main populist actors of the past 150 years. It focuses on North America, Latin America, and Europe in describing the characteristics and host ideology, and the specific interpretation of “the people” and “the elite” of the populists in these regions before looking at some recent populist actors outside these traditional areas.

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