Populism and Postcolonialism

1st Edition

Adrian Scribano, Maximiliano E. Korstanje, Freddy Alex Timmermann López

November 4, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367180706 - CAT# K416193
Series: Routledge Research on Decoloniality and New Postcolonialisms

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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.

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