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The populist radical left in Greece: Syriza in opposition and in power
chapterposted on 2019-09-04, 12:29 authored by Giorgos Katsambekis
The contribution of this chapter is threefold: First, it offers an original and extensive survey of the discourse of Syriza while in opposition and critically assesses it in terms of its populist character and ideologico-political contents. Second, it delves into the peculiarities of Syriza’s populism to highlight specific shortcomings in mainstream approaches to populism, while advocating for a minimal discursive definition based on the theoretical contribution of Ernesto Laclau. Third, it offers an assessment of Syriza’s populism in power, linking the empirical findings of this particular case-study with broader theoretical questions regarding populism’s transition from opposition to power.
- Social Sciences
- Politics and International Studies
Published inThe Populist Radical Left in Europe
Pages21 - 46
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
Rights holder© selection and editorial matter, Giorgos Katsambekis and Alexandros Kioupkiolis; individual chapters, the contributors
Publisher statementThis is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Populist Radical Left in Europe on 29 March 2019 available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781138744806.