`Populism': A Brief Biography

  title={`Populism': A Brief Biography},
  author={J. Allcock},
  pages={371 - 387}
  • J. Allcock
  • Published 1971
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
  • Within the past ten years the vocabulary of political sociology has been augmented by the addition of the word `populism'. Its general acceptance has yet to be achieved; but in the past five years its use has spread enormously. The purpose of the paper is to provide a brief `biography' of the concept of `populism', examining the changing way in which the word has come to be used in its lifetime. It is argued that the confusion which has attended the growth in its use is not merely a semantic… CONTINUE READING
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