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Populism and Muslim democracies

Mohamad Shukri, Syaza Farhana and Smajljaj, Avdi (2020) Populism and Muslim democracies. Asian Politics & Policy. pp. 1-17. E-ISSN 1943-0787

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Populism has been on the rise from the United States to India. Populist leaders have used the veneer of a national crisis to legitimize a leadership that dignifies a section of the population over another. The strategy of cultural populists could lead to terrible consequences to those who may not subscribe to the political beliefs of the leaders. This article examines cultural populists in several Muslim democracies. Applying the method of agreement and method of difference together with calculation of the effective number of parties, this article analyzes the phenomenon of cultural populism in Indonesia, Malaysia and Tunisia. It is argued that political diversity in a democratic system encourages the rise of cultural populism. This paper adds to the growing literature on populism through a comparative analysis of Muslim democracies in Asia and elsewhere.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8365/84548
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural populism, democratization, effective number of parties, Muslim democracies, populism
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr. Syaza Farhana Mohamad Shukri
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 13:35
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 13:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84548

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