Podemos: the ambiguous promises of left-wing populism in contemporary Spain*

  title={Podemos: the ambiguous promises of left-wing populism in contemporary Spain*},
  author={Alexandros Kioupkiolis},
  journal={Journal of Political Ideologies},
  pages={120 - 99}
Abstract The paper inquires critically into Podemos as an instance of left-wing populism in contemporary European politics, putting forward four claims and a major thesis. First, Podemos was started as an original endeavour to ally in a hybrid mix two divergent approaches to democratic politics: the horizontal, open and networked mobilizations of the multitude, and the vertical, hierarchical, formal and representative structures of party formations, on the other. Such an amalgam might serve to… 
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