Global populism

Daniel F. Wajner*

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In this chapter, the author explores the expanding academic output on global populism, analyzing the scientific progress achieved by International Relations scholars according to three different categories: sources, patterns, and effects. While the first section is devoted to explanations for the emergence of populism on the international scene, the other two sections consist of a literature-survey on the behavioral patterns of populist foreign policy and the potential impact of the populist phenomenon on the international system. The concluding remarks suggest topics and methodologies that may improve the study of global populism in the future. The author draws critical lessons for emerging academic engagement with the transnational dimensions of contemporary populism, as well as relevant policy implications for international cooperation, regional integration, and global governance.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Populism
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030808037
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2021

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  • (Il)liberal scripts
  • Global governance
  • Global populism
  • Liberal international order
  • Populist foreign policy
  • Regional integration


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