Populist Hype

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In this interview, Aurelien Mondon discusses the notion of populist hype, arguing that the excessive focus on populism diverts attention away from many important issues and facilitates the rise and mainstreaming of reactionary politics. Moreover, after debunking the myth of the ‘white working-class’ support for Trump or Brexit, Mondon warns young researchers that perhaps what they really want to study is not populism. Finally, Mondon proposes to overcome two problems typical of many studies on populism: first, an opposition to the far right does not have to be necessarily liberal; and second, when studying populism we have to consider broader structures and power imbalances which we often fail to account for
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Populism Interviews: A Dialogue with Leading Experts
EditorsLuca Manucci
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781003250388
ISBN (Print)9781000641967
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2022


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