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Book Review: The Dark Side of Podemos? by Josh Booth and Patrick Baert

Review by Federico Brandmayr The Dark Side of Podemos? Carl Schmitt and Contemporary Progressive Populism by Josh Booth and Patrick Baert was published by Routledge in 2018. Josh Booth is an academic translator and editor. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge, specialising in social theory, political and economic sociology, and the sociology […]

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Understanding “Bolsonarismo popular”

By Matthew A. Richmond It is less than a week to go until Brazil goes to the polls again for a Presidential run-off between centre-left former Mayor of São Paulo of the Workers’ Party (PT) and far-right extremist, Jair Bolsonaro of Social Liberal Party (PSL). Polling suggests that close to 60% of the electorate plans […]

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Call for Blog Posts: Populism, People and the Media

Originally posted Wednesday 30th May 2018 Political life in the West has become increasingly volatile and polarised. Anger at elites, disillusion with established forms of representation and experience of economic uncertainty has led to a growth of support for populist parties. This resurgence of ‘populism’ – clearly articulated in the 2016 EU referendum and US […]

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Social Media, Mexico and Web Literacy

By Hiram de la Peña Celaya The Cambridge Analytica scandal and the subsequent media attention this story received was a huge shocker for users and non-users of sites such as Facebook. The massive retrieval of data was seen for the first time in its real proportions, as were the sophisticated methods of advertising used inside […]

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Populism, People and the Media: Some Opening Reflections

By Gholam Khiabany, Des Freedman and Natalie Fenton Political life in the West has become increasingly volatile and polarised. Anger at elites, disillusion with established forms of representation and experience of economic uncertainty has led to a growth of support for populist parties. This resurgence of ‘populism’ – clearly articulated in the 2016 EU referendum […]

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Podcasts

Populism, or, the Impossibility of Political Economy

This lecture by Alberto Toscano was given at the Populism, People and the Media symposium in May 2018, funded by The Sociological Review Foundation. It is published here as part of our special feature on populism and the media. Populism, or, the Impossibility of Political Economy from thesociologicalreview

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The “People” Doesn’t Exist: A Critique of Left Populism

By Joan Pedro-Carañana Who is “the people”? Is it you, me or the right-winger drinking at the next table in the pub? All of us? Do we even like each other? Is it the taxi driver or the client who is (occasionally) cheated? The nurse? The doctor? The male chauvinist who wants to keep his […]

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Populism, People and the Media

Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm, Wednesday 30th May, 2018 Location: Goldsmiths, University of London Organisers: Natalie Fenton, Des Freedman, Gholam Khiabany, funded by The Sociological Review Foundation. Political life in the West has become increasingly volatile and polarised. Anger at elites, disillusion with established forms of representation and experience of economic uncertainty has led to a growth of […]

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