It is a truth universally acknowledged that Political Science suffers from generational cycles of collective amnesia. For obvious reasons, (right-wing) populism is a hot topic again, and mature colleagues (cough) may bemoan the fact that they have seen it all before (at least twice). Let them moan. The wheel does get a little better each time round. This winter has brought us not one, not two, but (almost)
three four five six Special Issues on the topic:
- Politics and Governance has a brand new Special Issue: Populism and the Remaking of (Il)Liberal Democracy in Europe. Six articles, one editorial, and it’s all Open Access.
- The European Journal of Political Research has put together a Virtual Special Issue on populism. It brings together twelve articles – classics as well as new-ish publications- that have appeared in the Journal over the last decade.
- If that is not enough for your (slightly pervy) taste, the Swiss Political Review has just published their Special Issue on Populist Mobilization Across Time and Space, which boast twelve article and an invited review.
- Still reading? European Political Science have a mini symposium on Populist Discourses and Political Communication in Southern Europe in their online first section. So far, four articles have appeared there.
Have we reached peak populism? Not yet, because here is more:
- Update (January 26). The Journal of Language and Politics was a new one to me. They seem to publish lots of interesting stuff, including their resent SI on the language of Right-Wing Populism in Europe and the US. Twelve more articles for your reading list.
- Update January 29: And…. another one. Government and Opposition have updated their virtual SI on populism, and it’s YUGE! It’s also all open-accessed for the occasion.
- Update January 29: They keep coming in: Democratization had a SI on Dealing with Populists in Government (in 2016 already, but this does not get old).
- Update January 29: As people keep sending me references, I realise that I have unleashed a beast 😉 The Czech Journal of Political Science published a SI on Populism and its Impact on the Political Landscape. It’s short (just three articles and an editorial) but looks interesting nonetheless.