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Populism Versus the New Globalization

Populism Versus the New Globalization

February 2021 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Populism and globalization are shorthand for the temper of our times. Populism is usually cast as globalization’s nemesis, a backlash against worldwide connectivity, while globalization is often said to be in retreat or even demise.

This book takes issue with both interpretations, claiming instead that while populism of all shades tends to be anti-globalist, the globalism it is pitted against has changed dramatically in recent years and is increasingly decentred, destabilized, contingent, multipolar, and multidirectional. Axford paints a picture of this new globalization and dissects the strains of postmodern populism that both contest it and are its expression. Attention to the current surge of populism also affords purchase on an axial feature of our turbulent and globalized world—the imbrication or antithesis of local and global, of difference and sameness. This is an interdisciplinary examination of populism as a factor in global change, drawing on international politics, sociology, and global studies.

Chapter 1: Populism and Globalization: Uneasy Bedfellows
Chapter 2: What's in A Name? Populism in Thought (And Some Deeds)
Chapter 3: Populism in Practice: Causes, Correlates and Crises
Chapter 4: Populism and The New Globalization
Chapter 5: Populism: Pathological Localism or Vernacular Glocalization?
Chapter 6: Postmodern Populism, Globalization, and the Crisis of Modernity
Epilogue: Postmodern Populism and The New Globalization - Reasons To Be Cheerful?

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Barrie Axford

Barrie Axford is Professor Emeritus in politics in the School of Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University, where he was founding Director of the Centre for Global Politics Economy and Society (GPES). He is interested in global theory, processes of globalization, and the framing of politics by digital media. His books include The Global System (1996); Theories of Globalization (2013); The World-Making Power of New Media: Mere Connection? (2018) and 3 co-authored editions of Politics: An Introduction. He has recently co-edited Rethinking Ideology in the Age of Global Discontent, with Gulmez.B and Gulmez, D (2018) and Political... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781526487209