The Populism Interviews features interviews with many of the leading experts on this most controversial of issues.

Populism is a widely debated topic, and it generates interest across the globe. As a result, a burgeoning literature deals with many aspects of populism and its links to pressing issues such as media freedom, minority rights and separation of powers. To make sense of such a complex subject, this book presents interviews with some of the leading experts on populism at the international level. Through a dialogue with important figures, this book offers the possibility to make sense of a global phenomenon in a complete and accessible way. The first part presents different theories on what populism is and is not, highlighting the differences but also the points of contact between different approaches. The second part offers an overview of the evolution of populism through history and across continents, detailing its causes and consequences. The third part deals with issues and topics connected to populism, such as environmentalism, welfare, religion, social movements and the media. Bridging theoretical approaches and empirical studies, while considering cases across space and over time, this book offers an insightful and accessible guide to the study of populism.

This volume will be of interest to all scholars, students and researchers of populism.

part I|60 pages

What Is Populism (And What Is It Not)?

chapter 1|6 pages

Types of Populism

chapter 2|7 pages

150 Years of Populism

chapter 5|5 pages

Far-right Populist Discourses

chapter 8|5 pages

Measuring Populist Attitudes

chapter 9|5 pages

Populist Hype

chapter 10|6 pages

Doing Research on Populism

part II|57 pages

Causes and Consequences

chapter 11|5 pages

Populist Success and Failure

chapter 12|3 pages

Populism vs Politics

chapter 13|6 pages

Populism and Social Status

chapter 14|6 pages

Populism and Polarisation

chapter 18|5 pages

Populist Citizens and News Media

chapter 19|6 pages

Populism and Social Media

chapter 20|6 pages

Populism in Power

part III|63 pages

Issues and Topics

chapter 21|6 pages

Populism and Nationalism

chapter 22|6 pages

Populism and Conspiracy Theories

chapter 23|5 pages

Populism and Climate Change

chapter 24|6 pages

Populism and Foreign Policy

chapter 25|6 pages

Populism and Gender

chapter 26|7 pages

Populism and Religion

chapter 27|5 pages

Populism and Time

chapter 28|6 pages

Populism and Memory

chapter 29|6 pages

Populism and Music