From Vanguard of the Proletariat to Vox Populi: Left-Populism as a 'Shadow' of Contemporary Socialism

@article{March2007FromVO,
  title={From Vanguard of the Proletariat to Vox Populi: Left-Populism as a 'Shadow' of Contemporary Socialism},
  author={Luke March},
  journal={SAIS Review of International Affairs},
  year={2007},
  volume={27},
  pages={63 - 77}
}
  • L. March
  • Published 29 March 2007
  • Political Science
  • SAIS Review of International Affairs
Left-populism is a phenomenon attracting much attention, particularly in Latin America, but also increasingly in Europe. It is not a wholly new phenomenon; indeed it is a longstanding tradition shadowing more orthodox socialist approaches. However, the decline of traditional Marxism allows contemporary left-populism to adopt a specific post-Cold War form with some parallels and key differences between Europe and Latin America. This new left-populism has the potential to become a major feature… 
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