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Should history change the way we think about populism?

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This paper asks whether history should change the way in which economists and economic historians think about populism. We use Müller’s definition, according to which populism is ‘an exclusionary form of identity politics, which is why it poses a threat to democracy’. We make three historical arguments. First, late 19th century US Populists were not populist. Second, there is no necessary relationship between populism and anti-globalization sentiment. Third, economists have sometimes been on ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Sub department:
Economics
Oxford college:
All Souls College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6272-2090
Publisher:
University of Oxford
Series:
Oxford Economic and Social History Working Papers
Publication date:
2023-04-25
Paper number:
205
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1338880
Local pid:
pubs:1338880
Deposit date:
2023-04-25

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