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Populism and Liberal Democracy: A Comparative and Theoretical Analysis

Takis S. Pappas


Based on an original definition of modern populism as “democratic illiberalism” and many years of meticulous research, Takis Pappas marshals extraordinary empirical evidence from Argentina, Greece, Peru, Italy, Venezuela, Ecuador, Hungary, the United States, Spain, and Brazil to develop a comprehensive theory about populism. He addresses all key issues in the debate about populism and answers significant questions of great relevance for today’s liberal democracy, including: • What is modern populism and how can it be differentiated from comparable phenomena like nativism and autocracy? • Where ... More

Keywords: populism, illiberalism, liberal democracy, nativism, Argentina, Greece, Peru, Italy, Venezuela, Hungary, Spain, Brazil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198837886
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198837886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Takis S. Pappas, author
University of Helsinki