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pop·u·lism

 (pŏp′yə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. A political philosophy supporting the rights and power of the people in their struggle against the privileged elite.
b. The movement organized around this philosophy.
2. Populism The philosophy of the Populist Party.

populism

(ˈpɒpjʊˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political strategy based on a calculated appeal to the interests or prejudices of ordinary people

Pop•u•lism

(ˈpɒp yəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the political philosophy of the Populist or People's Party.
2. (l.c.) an egalitarian political philosophy or movement that promotes the interests of the common people.
3. (l.c.) representation or celebration of the views, interests, etc., of the common people.
[1890–95, Amer.; < Latin popul(us) people + -ism]

populism

1. the principles and doctrines of any political party asserting that it represents the rank and file of the people.
2. (cap.) the principles and doctrines of a late 19th-century American party, especially its support of agrarian interests and a silver coinage. — populist, n., adj. — populistic, adj.
See also: Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.populism - the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
Translations
populizam

populism

[ˈpɒpjʊlɪzəm] Npopulismo m

populism

[ˈpɒpjʊlɪzəm] npopulisme m

populism

nPopulismus m

populism

[ˈpɒpjʊlɪzm] n (frm) → populismo
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Conceptual introduction: From grand "founding" visions to "flash-mob" populisms
From a pretty similar perspective, the whole family of populisms was seen as a "thin ideology", having no intellectual consistency and being too vague to give a coherent vision of the world or at least of the political process (14).
History is always and everywhere a good source for myths, political cliches and populism.
Since populism lacks a coherent ideology of its own--what Taggart describes as populisms empty heart--the movement attaches the idea of "the people" to the values of other ideologies, depending on the context.
In particular, I am suggesting that the rise of the CCF can be explained as much by populism as it can by socialism, a perspective that is easier to see if we shift our attention from the movement's socialist leaders, and from core areas of radical left voter strength in BC's coal towns and dominant city, to the explosion of support for the CCF across the province as a whole.
That said, the institutional expression of this radicalism undoubtedly obscures a much more complex history of progressive thought on Canada's west coast that ranged from reform liberalism in the tradition of William Gladstone to single tax ideas, labourism, and left populism, a complexity that closer examination of the 1933 election illustrates.
That the allegedly popular may in fact be a product imposed on consumers by ruthless, ever-subtler marketing strategies is a lesson worth recalling--both for cultural producers and fine artists alike--amid today's populisms.
It may seem a glum prospect: Is the political scene in Europe to be a perpetual stalemate between various populisms, some of which use Islamic fundamentalism to create fear among their followers, while Islamists themselves engage in a related game by inter-pellating not "the people" but "true believers" against the decadent Western enemy?
There are good populisms and bad populisms," says Dugger, currently a fellow of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
On his central rhetorical message about NAFTA, GATT, and protecting jobs, Buchanan is sounding the clarion call of economic populism," says Ronnie Dugger, the founder of the Texas Observer who now heads The Alliance, a national group seeking to forge a progressive populist movement in America.
Nevertheless, over the course of five chapters, readers are introduced to a range of American populisms, the case of 19th-century Russian narodnihestvo, Peronism and other examples of Latin American populism, Alberta Social Credit, and what has come to be called the new populism of the contemporary radical right.
Taggart, unlike his predecessors writing in earlier decades, is able to examine the new populism as a contrast to earlier populisms.