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The Resurgence of Populism in Latin America

Robert R. Barr
The Resurgence of Populism in Latin America
ISBN: 978-1-62637-667-0
ISBN: 978-1-62637-669-4
2017/252 pages/LC: 2017002128
"This is a path-breaking volume.... Essential."—Choice

"This book is, in a word, groundbreaking. Barr offers conceptual clarity, theoretical insights, and the welcome ability to combine rigorous analysis with an encyclopedic knowledge of populists past and present."—Amy Risley, Rhodes College

"Barr makes an important contribution—conceptually, theoretically, and methodologically."—Carlos de la Torre, University of Kentucky


Choice Outstanding Academic Book!

Latin America has recently experienced a powerful resurgence of populism, a phenomenon that has had an outsized influence on the region's politics. What explains this resurgence? And what is distinctive about this new populist era? Answering these questions, Robert Barr offers a refined conceptualization of populism and an intriguing explanation of its recent electoral successes across the continent.


Robert R. Barr is associate professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington.


  • Populism in Latin America.
  • The Concepts of Populism.
  • Explaining the Third Era.
  • Populism in Bolivia.
  • A Regional View.
  • Outsiders and Others.
  • The Implications of Populism.
  • Appendixes.