This chapter provides an introduction for the volume. We do that by framing the Spanish political group Podemos as both a product and an agent of a more general political cycle, thus opening up to a perspective that takes into account its historical specificity as well as suggesting the need for a comparative analysis with similar experiences. Accordingly, we first offer a brief account of Podemos’ genealogy and the political context in which emerges and operates. Second, drawing on Tarrow’s ‘cycle of protest,’ we understand Podemos’ development in two phases, the moment of ‘madness’ and the moment of ‘institutionalization.’ Third, we consider Podemos’ ideological positioning vis-à-vis several thinkers, such as Gramsci, Laclau, and Mouffe. Fourth, we contextualize Podemos in the wide-ranging international dynamics of left-wing populism. Finally, in the last section we discuss the structure and content of the book.

Garcia Agustin, O., Briziarelli, M. (2017). Introduction: Wind of Change: Podemos, Its Dreams and Its Politics. In O. Garcia Agustin, M. Briziarelli (a cura di), Podemos and the New Political Cycle : Left-Wing Populism and Anti-Establishment Politics (pp. 3-22). London : Palgrave Macmillan [10.1007/978-3-319-63432-6_1].

Introduction: Wind of Change: Podemos, Its Dreams and Its Politics

Briziarelli, M
2017

Abstract

This chapter provides an introduction for the volume. We do that by framing the Spanish political group Podemos as both a product and an agent of a more general political cycle, thus opening up to a perspective that takes into account its historical specificity as well as suggesting the need for a comparative analysis with similar experiences. Accordingly, we first offer a brief account of Podemos’ genealogy and the political context in which emerges and operates. Second, drawing on Tarrow’s ‘cycle of protest,’ we understand Podemos’ development in two phases, the moment of ‘madness’ and the moment of ‘institutionalization.’ Third, we consider Podemos’ ideological positioning vis-à-vis several thinkers, such as Gramsci, Laclau, and Mouffe. Fourth, we contextualize Podemos in the wide-ranging international dynamics of left-wing populism. Finally, in the last section we discuss the structure and content of the book.
Breve introduzione
Economic crisis; Social movements; Podemos
English
Podemos and the New Political Cycle : Left-Wing Populism and Anti-Establishment Politics
Garcia Agustin, O; Briziarelli, M
2017
9783319634319
Palgrave Macmillan
3
22
Garcia Agustin, O., Briziarelli, M. (2017). Introduction: Wind of Change: Podemos, Its Dreams and Its Politics. In O. Garcia Agustin, M. Briziarelli (a cura di), Podemos and the New Political Cycle : Left-Wing Populism and Anti-Establishment Politics (pp. 3-22). London : Palgrave Macmillan [10.1007/978-3-319-63432-6_1].
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