Paris Aslanidis

Paris Aslanidis
Yale University | YU · MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies

PhD

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Introduction
I am a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and the Hellenic Studies Program at Yale University. I study populism in social movements and political parties, with a particular interest in the quantification of populist discourse. My articles have been published in journals such as Political Studies, Mobilization, Democratization, and Quality & Quantity, and my chapter on ‘‘Populism and Social Movements’’ is under publication in the Oxford Handbook of Populism.
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July 2015 - June 2016
Yale University
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Social movement scholars have thus far failed to give populism its deserved attention and to incorporate it into their field of study. Although sociologists, political scientists, and historians have explored diverse facets of the intersection of populism and social dissent, there has been no concerted effort towards building a comprehensive framew...
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Populism is usually treated as an exclusively top-down affair where political party leaders mobilize diverse constituencies to reap electoral benefits. This perspective discounts a rich universe of bottom-up populist mobilization that remains exogenous to strict electoral contestation, thus unreasonably constraining the empirical study of the pheno...
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The dominant theoretical paradigm originating in the work of Cas Mudde conceives of populism as a thin-centered ideology that focuses on the antagonism between people and elites against the backdrop of popular sovereignty. While this framework has contributed significantly to an improved scientific analysis of populism, it is argued in this article...
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The Great Recession triggered an unprecedented level of political turmoil in Greece, leading to a major readjustment of the party system and the near disappearance of the once mighty socialists of PASOK. Gradually, SYRIZA – a radical-leftist-turned-populist party – rose to become the key electoral player under the aegis of its young and popular lea...
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The burden of this paper is to assert the significance of the 2011 movement of the Greek indignados for Greek politics during the Great Recession. Acknowledging the systematically feeble analysis of the nexus between non-institutional and electoral politics in social movement literature, the authors analyze the emergence, development, and heritage...
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Book review: Η Άκρα Δεξιά στην Ελλάδα, 1965–2018 [The Far Right in Greece, 1965–2018]. by Vassiliki Georgiadou
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Popular among economists, pundits and policymakers, the theory of economic populism is used to criticize expansionist policies purportedly enacted by fiscally irresponsible populist governments. Introduced by Jeffrey Sachs, Rüdiger Dornbusch and Sebastian Edwards in 1989, the theory maintains that such policies put into motion a cycle of economic d...
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This article problematizes how non-spatial factors facilitate the formation of extraordinary ideologically mismatched government coalitions. An intensive case study analysis of the SYRIZA-ANEL governments in Greece (2015-2019) suggests that a shared symbolic discourse directed against mainstream contenders allowed elite actors with widely disparate...
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The article highlights the absence of a cultural dimension in the academic literature of populism and advocates in favor of studying grassroots social movements as the primary milieu where culture interacts with populist mobilization. Beginning with an original classification of existing schools of thought on populism that uses the historical figur...
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Populism is a concept employed to qualify the political behavior of a large number of actors at a worldwide scale, with scientists classifying the latter into populists and non-populists according to dimensions such as ideology, strategy, discourse, economic policy, and even style. This article analyzes existing schools of thought on the nature of...
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Despite the affinities between populism and processes of collective identification, scholars have so far failed to bring the two fields together. This chapter should be seen as an attempt at delineating the contours of a research agenda to potentially fill this gap, focusing in particular on the social psychological function of constructing the dic...
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Comparative populism studies have produced a wide spectrum of scholarship that covers different regions and historical periods. Despite significant breakthroughs in conceptualization and methodology, the process of scientific cumulation is hampered by the unyielding persistence of several misconceptions around the nature of populism, even in the fa...
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Occupy Wall Street, the Greek and Spanish indignados, and other important movements swept across the Western world from 2011 onward, redefining political and social conflict during the global economic meltdown of the Great Recession. These movements have earned well-deserved academic attention but the resulting scholarship is lacking a crucial pill...
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Κάθε μεστή και ταυτόχρονα ιδιόμορφη πολιτική έννοια, όπως ο λαϊκισμός, που έρχεται να ανανοηματοδοτήσει καίρια το πεδίο της πολιτικής συμπεριφοράς και να διαμορφώσει άποψη πάνω στα ζητήματα της επικαιρότητας, τείνει να μελετάται από επιστημονικές κοινότητες που συγκροτούνται σε ανταγωνιστική διάταξη. Όπως αλλού, έτσι και με το λαϊκισμό, λαμβάνει στ...
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Κείμενο υπό δημοσίευση στα πρακτικά του συμποσίου
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This review of the literature on social movements is part of my PhD thesis (2015) titled "Occupy Populism: social movements of the Great Recession in comparative perspective" (University of Macedonia). Please cite it as such.
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Scholars commonly interpret populism along structural, cultural-historical, or economic dimensions. However, its emergence cannot altogether be reduced to this type of causal inference. Europe has recently witnessed populist triumphs both in the Nordics, previously presumed 'immune' to populism due to stable party systems, social cohesion and robus...

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This is a volume that was specifically designed to find answers to the new development in populism that challenges democracies in the 2020ies. This new age of populism is multi-faceted, and the planned volume delivers an unparalleled overview of many aspects that play a part in the rise of that populism.