Adrian Scribano, Korstanje Maximiliano E., Freddy Alex Timmermann López
October 21, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367180706 - CAT# K416193
Series: Routledge Research on Decoloniality and New Postcolonialisms
This book investigates the interconnections between populism and neoliberalism through the lens of postcolonialism. Its primary focus is to build a distinct understanding of the concept of populism as a political movement in the 21st century, interwoven with the lasting effects of colonialism.
This volume particularly aims to fill the gap in the current literature by establishing a clear-cut connection between populism and postcolonialism. It sees populism as a contemporary and collective political response to the international crisis of the nation-state’s limited capacity to deal with the burst of global capitalism into everyday life. Writings on Kenya, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Italy, France and Argentina offer regional perspectives which, in turn, provide the reader with a deepened global view of the main features of the multiple and complex relations between postcoloniality and populism.
This book will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists as well as post graduate students who are interested in the problem of populism in the days of post-colonialism.
Introduction: Populism as a problem or as a solution 1. Populism, religion and the many faces of colonialism: ongoing struggles for "the people" 2. The Social Question in the 21st century: a critique of the coloniality of social policies 3. Labor control regimes in Europe. Between populism and apartheid 4. Populism the highest stage of neoliberalism of the 21st century? 5. Colombian populism in the 21st century: is Colombia becoming Latin American? 6. Populism and neoliberalism in Chile 7. The XXI Century Populism in the European Union: Specificities of the Italian Case 8. Parody and the rise of populism under postcolonial criticism: a French and an Italian case 9. Intercultural critical reflections on populist practices in the current political context of Ecuador 10. Populist Conservatism and the Exclusion of racial Minorities in/from Contemporary Colombian Politics 12. Neoliberalism and Populism in Argentina: Kirchnerism and Macrism as the two side of the same coin 13. Populism versus Self-Determination: Perspectives from Mathare