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Erin K. Jenne et al.: New Directions in the Study of Populism in International Relations

In their article in International Studies Review, our Research Affiliate Erin K. Jenne and her co-authors argue that “it is important for analysis to move beyond the state level and view populism as a concept and phenomenon of international relations rather than simply a factor of foreign policy.”

“In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the international dimensions of populism, by now a major political phenomenon around the world. This interest, however, has been confined largely to the state level, especially the influence of populism on foreign policy,” they write.

The authors discuss “implications of the rise of populism for IR theory, the role of international systemic change in the emergence of populism in national arenas, and the ways that regime type, state structure and institutions, ideational content, and the political strategies of populists condition the impact of populism on world politics. In this way, the Forum identifies specific directions for the study of populism in IR that scholars can follow in the future.”

Read the full article here.

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