Published online by Cambridge University Press: 17 March 2023
Politics is first and foremost about power. Short of the recourse to violence, politicians can follow one of three strategies in the quest for power: a programmatic, patronage, or populist strategy. This book proposes that this choice is grounded in economic trade-offs. Politicians will follow a populist strategy when it represents a more efficient use of their resources than alternative strategies.
- Why Populism?Political Strategy from Ancient Greece to the Present, pp. ix - xiiPublisher: Cambridge University PressPrint publication year: 2023