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Populism, Democracy and Community Development

Sue Kenny, Jim Ife, and Peter Westoby


Using international perspectives and case studies, this book discusses the relationships between community development and populism in the context of today's widespread crisis of democracy. It investigates the development, meanings and manifestations of contemporary forms of populism and explores the synergies and contradictions between the values and practices of populism and community development. The book examines the ways that the ascendancy of right-wing populist politics is influencing the landscapes within which community development is located, and it offers new insights on how the fie ... More

Keywords: community development, populism, democracy, right-wing populist politics, democracy crisis, right-wing populism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447353836
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447353836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sue Kenny, editor
Deakin University

Jim Ife, editor
Western Sydney University

Peter Westoby, editor
Queensland University

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