Daniele Albertazzi*, Donatella Bonansinga, Davide Vampa

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


This introductory chapter sets the stage for the theoretical and empirical contributions included in this volume. It first justifies our adoption of the ‘ideational approach’ to defining populism. Then, it provides a first overview of a typology of party competition. This will be used in the country-specific chapters for the study of interaction dynamics between populist parties and their main non-populist counterparts, but also between populists competing with each other. The chapter moves to a brief description of the case studies (countries and parties) and also clarifies some of the geographical and political criteria used for their selection. The final part presents an outline of the book, which also includes some information about the structure of each country-specific chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPopulism and New Patterns of Political Competition in Western Europe
EditorsDaniele Albertazzi, Davide Vampa
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429429798
ISBN (Print)9781138367449, 9781138367456
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Extremism and Democracy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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