Rethinking Populism: Politics, Mediatisation and Political Style

  title={Rethinking Populism: Politics, Mediatisation and Political Style},
  author={Benjamin Moffitt and Simon Tormey},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={381 - 397}
As a key feature of the contemporary political landscape, populism stands as one of the most contentious concepts in political science. This article presents a critique of dominant conceptions of populism – as ideology, logic, discourse and strategy/organisation – and introduces the category of ‘political style’ as a new compelling way of thinking about the phenomenon. We argue that this new category captures an important dimension of contemporary populism that is missed by rival approaches. In… 
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