Giorgos Katsambekis, Alexandros Kioupkiolis
March 22, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 264 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138744806 - CAT# Y327964
Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics
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Building on a comprehensive theoretical framework that draws on discursive and ideational approaches to populism, this volume offers a comparative mapping of the Populist Radical Left in contemporary Europe. It explores the novel discursive, political and organisational features of several political actors, as well as the conditions of their emergence and success, while being alert to the role of relevant social movements.
Chapters feature case studies of the Greek party Syriza, the Spanish Podemos, the German Die Linke, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and France’s Insoumise, the Dutch Socialist Party and the Slovenian Levica. Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Labour in the UK and ‘Momentum,’ the movement that supports him is also examined. Contributors compare and contrast these new social movements and investigate how and why some parties have consolidated their power much more effectively than others. A separate chapter is devoted to recent grassroots social movements that can be seen as instances of progressive populism, such as the ‘squares movement’ in Spain and Greece.
This book fills a crucial gap in the literature on radical left politics and populism in Europe, contributing to the rapidly burgeoning field of populism studies.
Introduction - The populist radical left in Europe
Giorgos Katsambekis and Alexandros Kioupkiolis
Chapter 1 – The Populist Radical Left in Greece: Syriza in opposition and in power
Chapter 2 – Late modern adventures of leftist populism in Spain: the case of Podemos, 2014-2018
Chapter 3 – Between populism and socialism: Slovenia’s Left party
Chapter 4 – Jean-Luc Mélenchon and France Insoumise: the manufacturing of populism
Chapter 5 – The Dutch Socialist Party: from Maoist sect to Social Democratic mass party with a populist style
Paul Lucardie & Gerrit Voerman
Chapter 6 – The German Left Party: A case of pragmatic populism
Dan Hough & Dan Keith
Chapter 7 – Corbynism, Populism and the Re-shaping of Left Politics in Contemporary Britain
Bice Maiguashca & Jonathan Dean
Chapter 8 – Populism 2.0: New movements towards progressive populism
Chapter 9 - Postscript: Populism, the (radical) left and the challenges for future research