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Opposition politics and populism

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Date Issued:
2009
Summary:
This thesis examines the relationship between the political opposition and populism. The goal is to identify when, how, and under what circumstances an opposition to a populist leader affects change to the political system. A comparative historical analysis is employed as five case studies from South America are examined. The evidence presented in these case studies demonstrates that the political oppositions in each country were unsuccessful in affecting change to their respective political systems. They were unable to demobilize the support base that the populist leaders had created. Change came to the political systems in four out of the five case studies only when the populist leader's actions demobilized his support and not from the actions of the opposition.
Title: Opposition politics and populism: a comparative analysis of South American populist governments.
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Name(s): Weiss, Morgan Alissa.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Political Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: x, 113 p. : ill.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis examines the relationship between the political opposition and populism. The goal is to identify when, how, and under what circumstances an opposition to a populist leader affects change to the political system. A comparative historical analysis is employed as five case studies from South America are examined. The evidence presented in these case studies demonstrates that the political oppositions in each country were unsuccessful in affecting change to their respective political systems. They were unable to demobilize the support base that the populist leaders had created. Change came to the political systems in four out of the five case studies only when the populist leader's actions demobilized his support and not from the actions of the opposition.
Identifier: 321042617 (oclc), 192993 (digitool), FADT192993 (IID), fau:2984 (fedora)
Note(s): by Morgan Alissa Weiss.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2009.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2009. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Opposition (Political science) -- South America -- Case studies
Political culture -- South America -- Case studies
Political leadership -- South America -- Case studies
Populism -- South America -- Case studies
South America -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/192993
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Owner Institution: FAU