Populism in Latin American Politics

The Many Faces of Populism: Current Perspectives

ISBN: 978-1-78350-258-5, eISBN: 978-1-78350-257-8

ISSN: 0895-9935

Publication date: 17 September 2014


This chapter explores how scholars have conceptualized the relationship between Latin American populism and democracy. It analyzes different approaches to populism such as modernization and dependency theory, and current approaches that focus on discourse analysis and/or political strategies. The chapter focuses on the current wave of radical populism to explore the continuities and differences between “classical” populism of leaders such as Juan Perón, the “neopopulism” of Alberto Fujimori, and the radical populism of Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, and Rafael Correa.


Carlos de la Torre (2014). 'Populism in Latin American Politics', The Many Faces of Populism: Current Perspectives (Research in Political Sociology, Volume 22). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 79-100

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: https://doi.org/10.1108/S0895-993520140000022003



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