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Editorial | Open Access

On the Intersection of Leadership and Populism in North America and Europe

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Abstract:  This editorial introduces the thematic issue and considers what the articles tell us about new approaches to studying political leadership and populism. The editorial surveys the set of eleven articles by referring to their geographic concentration (North America and Europe), along with methodological and thematic similarities. In conclusion, the set of articles displays the diverse theoretical and methodological approaches currently employed in cutting-edge research on populism and political leadership.

Keywords:  leadership; party leaders; populism; presidents; prime ministers; social media; Trump



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