Type
Article
Titre
Varieties of Populism across a Left-Right Spectrum: The Case of the Front National, the Northern League, Podemos and Five Star Movement
Dans
Revue suisse de science politique/Swiss Political Science Review
Auteur(s)
IVALDI Gilles - Unité de recherche migrations et sociétés (CNRS/IRD) (URMIS) (Auteur)
LANZONE, Maria Elisabetta - Equipe de Recherche sur les Mutations de l'Europe et de ses Sociétés (Auteur)
WOODS Dwayne - Purdue University [West Lafayette] (Auteur)
Éditeur
CH : Wiley-Blackwell
Volume
23
Numéro
4
Pages
354 - 376 p.
ISSN
14247755
Mots clés
Populism, Ideology
Résumé
EN
This article engages in a comparative analysis of populist parties across the West-European left-right spectrum. Conceptualizing populism as a ‘thin ideology’, we argue that populist parties show both similarities and differences, and that these are a product of the interaction of the core features of populism with the ‘thicker’ ideological traditions from which the different parties draw upon. We employ a qualitative method in analyzing the core ideational features of populism in four different populist parties, both left and right. We find that all four parties converge in particular on their conception of the elite as a separate ‘caste’, in relation to economic and European integration conflicts, operating on patriotism and in claiming that they represent the true interests of the sovereign people. They differ, however, in their conception of the ‘true’ people that they presumably represent and the nature of popular sovereignty and populist democracy.

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