• The Far Right Today

    Cas Mudde

    • Polity
    • 25 Octobre 2019

    The far right is back with a vengeance. After several decades at the political margins, far-right politics has again taken center stage. Three of the world's largest democracies - Brazil, India, and the United States - now have a radical right leader, while far-right parties continue to increase their profile and support within Europe. In this timely book, leading global expert on political extremism Cas Mudde provides a concise overview of the fourth wave of postwar far-right politics, exploring its history, ideology, organization, causes, and consequences, as well as the responses available to civil society, party, and state actors to challenge its ideas and influence. What defines this current far-right renaissance, Mudde argues, is its mainstreaming and normalization within the contemporary political landscape. Challenging orthodox thinking on the relationship between conventional and far-right politics, Mudde offers a complex and insightful picture of one of the key political challenges of our time.


    Cas Mudde

    This book studies the rollercoaster first year in office of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), which for many Europeans constituted the hope for a different Europe, beyond austerity and national egocentrism. Through a collection of sharp and short articles and interviews that critically chronicle the rapid rise of SYRIZA, the author argues that SYRIZA is not so much a new European phenomenon, but rather a rejuvenated form of an old Greek phenomenon, left populism, which overpromises and seldom delivers. By putting the phenomenon of SYRIZA within a broader Greek and European context, in which political extremism and populism are increasingly threatening liberal democracy, Mudde argues that Greece is neither a new Weimar Germany nor the future of Europe. As SYRIZA has failed to bring the change it promised, the only remaining question now is whether it can establish itself in the Greek party system. This book will be of use to students and scholars interested in Greek politics, comparative politics, populism, and extremism. 

  • Le populisme est un concept central dans les débats médiatiques actuels sur la politique et les élections. Cependant, comme la plupart des mots à la mode, le terme flotte souvent d'un sens à l'autre, et les spécialistes en sciences sociales et les journalistes l'utilisent pour désigner divers phénomènes. Qu'est-ce que le populisme ? Qui sont les leaders populistes ? Et quelle est la relation entre le populisme et la démocratie ? Ce livre répond à ces questions de manière simple et convaincante, offrant un guide rapide du populisme, en théorie et en pratique.

    Cas Mudde est professeur agrégé d'affaires internationales à l'université de Géorgie (États-Unis).
    Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser est professeur agrégé de science politique à l'université Diego Portales (Chili).