Populocracy : the tyranny of authenticity and the rise of populism / Catherine FieschiSeries: (Comparative political economy)Publication details: Newcastle upon Tyne : Agenda Publishing , 2019 Description: X, 182 p. ; 21 cmISBN: 9781788210256 (paperback); 9781788210249 (hardcover)Other title: Tyranny of authenticity and the rise of populismSubject(s): Populismo | Pensamiento político | Política y gobierno | S. XXI
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Bibliografía (p. 167-172)
What is it about populism? -- The ideas that matter, or populism as Jiu Jitsu politics -- The prototype: France -- Populism goes global: the Netherlands -- Populism's poster child? Italy -- The UK and the absolute populist fantasy: taking back control -- Populism and the new political subject -- Conclusion: Jiu Jitsu politics
In this book, Catherine Fieschi looks beyond definitional issues to examine why populism and populist parties have become a feature of our politics. Populism's appeal, she argues, needs to be understood as a response to the fundamental reshaping of our political, economic, and social spheres through globalization and the digital revolution. She shows how new dynamics unleashed by social media—the fantasy of radical transparency, the demand for immediacy, the rejection of expert truth and facts, and the imperative of continuous involvement—have been harnessed by populism, enabling it to make inroads into the political landscape that hitherto would have been unreceptive.