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Bibliography: Populism: mobilisation from above 1930s - 1950s

  • Joel Horowitz, ‘Populism and its Legacies in Argentina’, in Michael L. Conniff, ed., Populism in Latin America (Tuscaloose and London: University of Alabama Press, 1999), pp.22-42. (Moodle)
  • George Ciccariello-Maher, ‘Venezuela: Bolivarianism and the Commune’, in Richard Stahler-Sholk, Harry E. Vanden, and Marc Becker (eds.) Rethinking Latin American Social Movements (Lanham etc: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), pp. 251-266. (Moodle)
  • Sebastian Edwards, Left Behind: Latin America and the False Promise of Populism (Chicago and London: Chicago University Press, 2010), especially chapters 8 ‘Populism, Neopopulism, and Inequality in the New Century’, pp.165-190, and/or 9, ‘Chávez’s Challenge and Lula’s Response’, pp.191-219. (Both on Moodle)
  • Patricia M. Rodriguez, ‘With or Without the People: The Catholic Church and Land-Related Conflicts in Brazil and Chile’, in Frances Hagopian, ed., Religious Pluralism and the Catholic Church in  Latin America (Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), pp.185-224 (Moodle)

Some recent attempts to portray populism in the periodical press may help contextualize the more academic readings. All are available on line.

  • Uri Friedman (2017). ‘What Is a Populist?’ The Atlantic, 27 February.
  • John B. Judis (2016). ‘Us v Them: the birth of populism. The Guardian ‘long read’ 13 October.
  • Jan-Werner Müller (2016). ‘Capitalism in One Family’. London Review of Books, 38:23. 1 December, pp.10-14.