Explaining the rise of (Right-wing) Populism in India, Russia, Brazil and Turkey
Waves of populist movements have been on the rise globally since the global financial crisis of 2008. The social political and economic circumstances under which different countries, from those in the global north to the global south, observed a rise in (right-wing) populism may appear to vary while also exhibiting trends with a few common parallels.
From a comparative political economy perspective, it is appealing to closely understand the nature of such nationwide movements, the distinct patterns, and the recurrent links of causes associated with them. The book: Strongmen Saviours – A political economy of Populism in India, Russia, Turkey, and Brazil, provides a comparative reading of these aspects with descriptive cases examining how each of these nations witnessed a rise in (right-wing) populism.
Prof. Deepanshu Mohan is Professor of Economics, and Director, Centre for New Economics Studies at Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University).
He is a Visiting Professor to the School of International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, and a Visiting Professor to the Department of Economics at Carleton University, Canada. He is the co-author of Strongmen Saviours: A Political Economy of Populism in India, Turkey, Russia and Brazil.
Abhinav Padmanabhan is a Senior Research Assistant at the Centre for New Economics Studies Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities and a former Teaching and Research Fellow at the Jindal School of International Affairs. He is the Lead Editor for the Journal Conversations in Development Studies and co-author of Strongmen Saviours: A Political Economy of Populism in India, Turkey, Russia and Brazil.