Populism: Before and After the Pandemic

Populism: Before and After the Pandemic

ISBN: 9781787384682

Author: Michael Burleigh

Format: Hardback

Price: AUD $21.95
RRP: AUD $28.95

We are said to be living in an age of anger and national populist movements are often identified as its political manifestation. In Populism Michael Burleigh explores this new global era drawing on his Engelsberg Lectures. The first chapter explores the nature of mass anger mainly in Europe and the US: how might popular discontent be artificially incited and sustained by elite figures claiming to speak for the common people? The second chapter compares the difficult aftermaths of empire in Britain and Russia. Has that experience fostered these countries' sense of exceptionality and inability to evolve into normal societies? Many national populist movements exploit History as we saw with the so-called 'statue wars' reignited in 2020. The third chapter ranges across Europe but also China where a nationalised version of History has become intrinsic to social support for the ruling Communist Party. In the short term COVID-19 has created problems for several populist leaders whose image has suffered amidst the public's new-found respect for expertise and unfavourable comparisons with less shouty politicians who have handled the pandemic differently. Yet with the looming risk of an extended economic depression Burleigh fears that new post-populists may arise in the long run.

Book Title: Populism: Before and After the Pandemic
Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Title Release: March 2021
ISBN: 9781787384682
Author: Michael Burleigh
Format: Hardback
About the Author: Michael Burleigh was LSE IDEAS' inaugural Engelsberg Chair in History and International Affairs (2019-20). A regular commentator in The Times, the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday, his books include The Third Reich, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, and The Best of Times, The Worst of Times.

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