Reactionary Politics and Resentful Affect in Populist Times

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Reactionary Politics and Resentful Affect in Populist Times

  • Tereza Capelos Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Stavroula Chrona Department of European and International Studies, King’s College London, UK
  • Mikko Salmela Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland / Center for Subjectivity Research, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Cristiano Bee School of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK

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Abstract:  This thematic issue brings together ten articles from political psychology, political sociology, philosophy, history, public policy, media studies, and electoral studies, which examine reactionary politics and resentful affect in populist times.

Keywords:  affect; emotions; populism; radicalism; reactionism; resentment



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