After the Cultural Backlash
Imagining a Process Populism
Populism refers to a range of political stances that emphasize the idea of "the people" and often juxtapose this group against "the elite". It is frequently associated with anti-establishment and anti-political sentiment. Authoritarian populism combines this view with the image of strong leader who, unshackled by conventional norms, speaks for the people. The coming election in the United States signals the power of authoritarian populism. This kind of populism is not unique to America; it is emerging all over the world. Can an alternative populism be imagined: a process populism? Your final exam is to imagine that alternative theoretically and practically, in eight to ten typewritten pages, using materials from this course and your own experience.