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Populism and the recasting of the ideological landscape of liberal democracies

Azmanova, Albena (2020) Populism and the recasting of the ideological landscape of liberal democracies. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Populism. Palgrave Macmillan, Germany, pp. 379-385. ISBN 978-3-030-80802-0. E-ISBN 978-3-030-80803-7. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-80803-7_23) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:92070)

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Abstract

The upsurge in anti-establishment protests in Western liberal democracies in the early 21st century– a phenomenon typically labeled as ‘populism’ -- has profoundly altered the ideological landscape of these societies. The grievances against social, economic, political and cultural precarisation which these movements have formulated are an expression of social anxiety, itself generated by the intensified competitive pressures of globally integrated capitalism. As a result, the standard Left-Right ideological divide is being replaced by a new cleavage – a Risk-Opportunity divide shaped by conflicting attitudes towards the perceived and anticipated social effect of neoliberal globalization.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-030-80803-7_23
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Albena Azmanova
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2021 18:23 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2021 10:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/92070 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Azmanova, Albena: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2471-2016
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