Populist Mobilization and the Election

With the recent support garnered by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, as well as right wing populist candidates in Europe, the next Mobilizing Ideas dialogue asks contributors to use a social movements lens to analyze populist mobilization and elections. As observers have noted, the primary campaigns in the US have defied conventional logic about the political process, providing an excellent opportunity to think about how social movement theory can help us understand this latest resurgence of populism. Our contributors are encouraged to consider aspects of populism such as demagogy, the role of charisma, the role of the media, the power of collective action, and other related topics.

Many thanks to our contributors.

Noam Gidron, Harvard University  (essay)
Martin Eiermann, University of California – Berkeley (essay)
Rob Barr, University of Mary Washington (essay)


Editors in Chief,
Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, Guillermo Trejo

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One response to “Populist Mobilization and the Election

  1. So very delighted to see thoughtful articles about populism that treat its participants as people with brains and agency, not a bunch of irrational ignoramuses.


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