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The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics

The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics

by John B. Judis


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From the author of THE POLITICS OF OUR TIME

What’s happening in global politics, and is there a thread that ties it all together?

There is, and it is called populism.

What is populism? And why have populist parties and candidates suddenly sprung up and even gained power in the United States and Western Europe? The emergence of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, France's Marine LePen, Podemos in Spain, Syriza in Greece, and the Alternative for Germany are signs that an older consensus about politics and government is breaking down.

John B. Judis, one of America's most respected political analysts, tells us why we need to understand the populist movement that began in the United States in the 1890s and whose politics have recurred on both sides of the Atlantic ever since. The Populist Explosion is essential reading for anyone hoping to grasp a global political system that is only just beginning what will be a long-running and highly consequential readjustment.

Featured as one of "Six Books to Help Understand Trump's Win" by The New York Times

Named one of "11 Books that Will Make You Smarter about Politics" by Business Insider

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ISBN-13: 9780997126440
Publisher: Columbia Global Reports
Publication date: 10/05/2016
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 553,218
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

John B. Judis is Editor-At-Large at Talking Points Memo and author of many books, including The Socialist Awakening: What's Different Now About the Left, The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization, Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origin of the Arab-Israeli Conflict and The Emerging Democratic Majority, cowritten with Ruy Teixeira. He has written for numerous publications, including The New Republic, The National Journal, The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post Magazine. Born in Chicago, he received his B.A. and his M.A. degrees in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Silver Spring, MD.

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