At least since the double shocks of Brexit and Trump in 2016, populism has taken center stage in many analyses of democratic politics in general, and European politics in particular. Fortunately, this study, which is attracting a lot of new junior and senior scholars, does not have to start from scratch.
‘This virtual special issue of the European Journal of Political Research presents a collection of the key articles on populism published in the journal over the past ten years.
It includes a broad range of different methodological approaches and thematic issues, focusing on populism as a dependent and independent variable.
We hope these studies will inspire and help future research on populism, and look forward to publishing more cutting-edge work in this journal.’— Cas Mudde, editor of EJPR
If you're researching in the field of populism, you may be interested to know that the ECPR Panel at this year's Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association is entitled European and American Democracy and its Discontents: the Origins, Nature and Impact of Anti-Establishment Politics.
The Meeting takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, from 30 August – 2 September, and you can submit Papers to this Panel until Tuesday 16 January.
Beyond protest and discontent: A cross-national analysis of the effect of populist attitudes and issue positions on populist party support
Steven M. Van Hauwaert and Stijn Van Kessel
Right-wing populist party supporters: Dissatisfied but not direct democrats
Shaun Bowler, David Denemark, Todd Donovan and Duncan Mcdonnell
The psychological roots of populist voting: Evidence from the United States, the Netherlands and Germany
Bert N. Bakker, Matthijs Rooduijn and Gijs Schumacher
Strategic Eurosceptics and polite xenophobes: Support for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) in the 2009 European Parliament elections Robert Ford, Matthew J. Goodwin and David Cutts
The rise of right-wing populist Pim Fortuyn in the Netherlands: A discursive opportunity approach
Ruud Koopmans and Jasper Muis
Populism as political communication style: An empirical study of political parties' discourse in Belgium
Jan Jagers and Stefaan Walgrave