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Exclusionary vs. Inclusionary Populism: Comparing the Contemporary Europe and Latin America
Government & Opposition (2013)
  • Cas Mudde, University of Georgia
  • Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser, Universidad Diego Portales
Abstract

Although there is a lively academic debate about contemporary populism in Europe and Latin America, almost no cross-regional research exists on this topic. This article aims to fill this gap by showing that a minimal and ideological definition of populism permits us to analyse current expressions of populism in both regions. Moreover, based on a comparison of four prototypical cases (FN/Le Pen and FPÖ/Haider in Europe and PSUV/Chávez and MAS/Morales in Latin America), we show that it is possible to identify two regional subtypes of populism: exclusionary populism in Europe and inclusionary populism in Latin America.

Keywords
  • Populism,
  • democracy,
  • Western Europe,
  • Latin America
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Cas Mudde and Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser. "Exclusionary vs. Inclusionary Populism: Comparing the Contemporary Europe and Latin America" Government & Opposition Vol. 48 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/cas_mudde/73/