The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics

The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics Author John B. Judis
ISBN-10 0997126442
ISBN-13 9780997126440
Year 2016-10-05
Pages 184
Language English
Publisher Columbia Global Reports
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Featured as one of Six Books to Help Understand Trump s Win by The New York Times A Fareed Zakaria GPS Book of the Week An intelligent guide to a phenomenon by no means over Fareed Zakaria CNN Well written and well researched powerfully argued and perfectly timed The Economist Named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Bloomberg Far and away the most incisive examination of the central development in contemporary politics the rise of populism on both the right and the left Superb Thomas Edsall New York Times columnist What s happening in global politics and is there a thread that ties it all together As if overnight many Democrats revolted and passionately backed a socialist named Bernie Sanders the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a stunning rebuke the vituperative billionaire Donald Trump became the presidential nominee of the Republican Party and a slew of rebellious parties continued to win election after election in countries like Switzerland Norway Italy Austria and Greece John B Judis one of America s most respected political analysts tells us why we need to understand the populist movement that began in the United States in the 1890s and whose politics have recurred on both sides of the Atlantic ever since The Populist Explosion is essential reading for anyone hoping to grasp a global political system that is only just beginning what will be a long running and highly consequential readjustment

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