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Published: 16 October 2020

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780190090500

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The Making of the Populist Movement

State, Market, and Party on the Western Frontier

Adam Slez

  • Provides a novel look at the relationship between market-building and Populist mobilization during the late 19th century, linking the dynamics of political contention to the transformation of physical space
  • Revisits the historical origins of electoral populism in the United States and fills a key gap in contemporary scholarship, which focuses on Europe and Latin America
  • Builds on a new field theoretic approach to the study of political parties
  • Examines new quantitative data using network analysis and spatial data analysis

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