At Issue: Populism in the Digital Age, 1st Edition

  • Anne Cunningham
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  • ISBN-10: 1534502025
  • ISBN-13: 9781534502024
  • DDC: 320.01
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 120 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The development of social media platforms has allowed a new wave of populism to accelerate rapidly. Tweets, Facebook shares, and viral memes get information to ordinary citizens quickly and directly, without the influence of authorities, and often without the benefit of research and facts. Is this democracy in its purest form or mindless transmission of fake news and irresponsible reporting? What is the result of digital populism, and what can be done to use it for the good of the people? This resource contains viewpoints that will awaken readers to the value of critical thinking skills.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books in the At Issue Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Origin of Populism.
2: Left and Right Wing Populism.
3: Understanding the Black Lives Matter Movement.
4: Bernie Sanders’s Populism Versus Racial Justice.
5: What is Digital Populism?.
6: Social Media, Chaotic Pluralism, and Populism.
7: The Spoiler Candidates.
8: A History of Third Parties.
9: Sanders, Socialism, and Political Power.
10: Contemporary Populism’s Unstable Meaning.
11: The Democratic Party’s Empty Populism.
12: The Threat of a Networked Public Sphere.
Organizations to Contact.