For a Left Populism, Paperback / softback Book

For a Left Populism Paperback / softback

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What is the "populist moment" and what does it mean for the left?We are currently witnessing in Western Europe a "populist moment" that signals the crisis of neoliberal hegemony.

The central axis of the political conflict will be between right- and left-wing populism.

By establishing a frontier between "the people" and "the oligarchy," a left-populist strategy could bring together the manifold struggles against subordination, oppression and discrimination. This strategy acknowledges that democratic discourse plays a crucial role in the political imaginary of our societies. And through the construction of a collective will, mobilizing common affects in defence of equality and social justice, it will be possible to combat the xenophobic policies promoted by right-wing populism. In redrawing political frontiers, this "populist moment" points to a "return of the political" after years of postpolitics.

A return may open the way for authoritarian solutions--through regimes that weaken liberal-democratic institutions--but it could also lead to a reaffirmation and extension of democratic values

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books
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  • Category: Social & political philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781786637567

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