The localist turn in populism studies

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Chou, Mark, Moffitt, Benjamin and Busbridge, Rachel. (2021). The localist turn in populism studies. Swiss Political Science Review. pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/spsr.12490
AuthorsChou, Mark, Moffitt, Benjamin and Busbridge, Rachel
Abstract

While the study of populism has typically focused on the national level, recent years have seen a growing body of research on populism’s local dimensions. Despite making important scholarly advances, this ‘localist turn’ has yet to develop a systematic account of how populism intersects with localism. In this research note, we broach this gap. By exploring how right- and left-wing populisms conceptualize the ‘local’, as well as how localist sentiments can heighten or diminish the appeal of right and left populist politics, we establish a general framework to guide future inquiry into local manifestations of populist politics.

Keywordspopulism; localism; local sentiment; local engagement
Year2021
JournalSwiss Political Science Review
Journal citationpp. 1-13
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
ISSN1424-7755
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/spsr.12490
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