Item #230751 The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics. John B. Judis.

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

Columbia Global Reports, October 2016. Trade Paperback. Item #230751
ISBN: 0997126442


From the author of THE POLITICS OF OUR TIME

Far and away the most incisive examination of the central development in contemporary politics: the rise of populism on both the right and the left...Judis demonstrates the crucial role of the 2008 recession in discrediting the neoliberal agenda. This is must reading.- Thomas Edsall, New York Times columnist

A Fareed Zakaria GPS Book of the Week: An intelligent guide to a phenomenon by no means over. -- Fareed Zakaria, CNN

Well-written and well-researched, powerfully argued and perfectly timed. -- The Economist

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.

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