Horizontality, Verticality and Progressive Populism: Challenges for theory and practice
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Chair: Athina Karatzogianni (University of Leicester)
Alexandros Kioupkiolis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
This presentation looks into populist social movements and their re-emergence in recent years. Research in recent ‘bottom-up’ populism, such as the ‘Arab Spring’ and the Spanish 15M, has been growing over the last years. But the difference that the new populist mobilizations have made to the conventional populism remains underexplored. The presentation deploys the rubric ‘populism 2.0’ to capture this difference and to elucidate its democratic promises by inquiring into egalitarian, progressive mobilizations which could be associated with the left and have been endorsed by leftist populist parties, including Podemos in Spain and Syriza in Greece.
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