cover of book

Beyond Populism: Angry Politics and the Twilight of Neoliberalism
edited by Jeff Maskovsky and Sophie Bjork-James
West Virginia University Press, 2020
Cloth: 978-1-949199-45-1 | Paper: 978-1-949199-46-8
Library of Congress Classification JC423.B4336 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 320.5662


Across the world, politics is lurching to the right, ethnic nationalism is on the rise, and people are furious. Beyond Populism critically examines the new destructive projects of resentment that have surfaced in the political spaces opened by neoliberalism’s failures, particularly since the financial collapse of 2008. It contextualizes the recent history of the Global North—notably Brexit and the Trump election—among wider comparative politics, with chapters on India, Colombia, Eastern Europe, the Philippines, Ethiopia, and other parts of the globe marked by populist insurgencies.

The essays collected here explore how global, regional, national, and local structures of power produce angry politics. They go beyond conventional academic debates about populism to explore the different kinds of anger that shape politics today and to make legible the multiplicity of forces, antagonisms, conflicts, and emergent political forms that mark the present. By examining the politics of anger, Beyond Populism also considers what is needed to transform anger from a reactionary to an emancipatory force.

See other books on: Bjork-James, Sophie | Nationalism | Neoliberalism | Populism | Twilight
See other titles from West Virginia University Press
Nearby on shelf for Political theory. The state. Theories of the state / Forms of the state: