ECPR Joint Sessions
Westälische Wilhelms-Universität, Munster
22 - 27 March 2010




Disassembling Populism (and Putting It Back Together Again): Collaborative Empirical Research on Interactions among Populism’s Attributes

Workshop Number
17
Workshop Director
Ann-Cathrine Jungar
Södertörn University
Workshop Co-Director
Kevin Deegan-Krause
Department of Political Science, Comenius University Faculty of Arts

Abstract
A decade of careful theory has renewed the study of populism. Now a combination of new methods and new technology allows scholars to build on these theoretical advances with collaborative research that is at once comparative, rigorous and empirical. This workshop approaches populism from the bottom up. Instead pursuing yet another definition of populism, it draws from existing definitions to lay out a broad field of attributes associated with populism: programmatic questions of cultural exclusivity, redistribution, anti-globalization and anti-corruption, institutional questions of direct connections between the people and leaders in parliaments and in parties, and stylistic questions of emotion and charisma. Papers will employ valid and reliable indicators to measure the degree to which some or all of these attributes are present in political parties and leaders, uncovering differences in these attributes over time and across borders. On this basis, scholars’ papers and their workshop-related discussions will improve our understanding of populism by exploring the interactions among populism’s various attributes.
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The workshop approaches scholarship with an understanding of the potential of new technology. Advances in web-based collaborative networks allow workshop scholars to build a common base of knowledge in ways that would have been difficult to imagine even five years ago. Without abandoning other tried-and-true methods, workshop participants will work together to create an enduring open-source database that aggregates a data and expert opinion on attributes of populism, organized by country, year, political party, using user-editable (wiki) databases and new tools for visualizing data.
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Paper List


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From Flawed to Embedded Democracy in 20 Years? Mainstream and Populist Parties in Eastern Europe View Paper Details
Purported Populist Parties in the Netherlands (1945-2010) View Paper Details
Unbounded Populism: A Cross-Regional Comparison View Paper Details
Populist campaigning? Corruption allegations in electoral campaigns in Europe 1983-2007 View Paper Details
‘New populism’, or explaining post-ideological party competition in new European democracies View Paper Details
Populism and its programmatic correlates in the Polish party 'system': a comprehensive classification View Paper Details
The Rise of Outsiders in Latin America View Paper Details
The use of ‘Corruption’ in the highest office: a comparative study on how Baltic presidents respond to the challenge of corruption. View Paper Details
Conceptualising 'digital populism': E-governance and socio-political activism in East Asia View Paper Details
Mobilising the Afraid Masses: How right populist parties use direct democratic institutions in conflicts on Muslim Buildings in Switzerland and Germany View Paper Details
Populist Attitudes and their Correlates among Citizens: Survey Evidence from the Americas View Paper Details
Bulgarian populism: a recent phenomenon? View Paper Details
Populist leadership: Logic, method, outcomes View Paper Details
Measuring populism in the Netherlands View Paper Details
Measuring populism View Paper Details
Populism as political marketing technique? View Paper Details
The Varieties of Populism: A Typological Approach View Paper Details
Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela: Radical populism versus Democracy View Paper Details
Populism in the Netherlands: Changing attributes and shifting allegiances View Paper Details
Obsessions of Romanian Purity: Masculinity Metaphors in Romanian Radical Right Populism 2000-2009 View Paper Details
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