Mainstreaming populism - a country case study of Venezuela

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Mainstreaming Populism in the 21st Century is a research consortium funded by the Academy of Finland. It is based on collaboration between media and communication studies, as well as political science and political theory researchers at the universities of Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Turku.

The research consortium explores different forms of mainstreaming of populism in Europe and the Americas in the 21st century. The project will analyse how populist parties have become part of the mainstream, how other parties have coloured their policies increasingly with a populist streak and how different mainstreaming forms of populism have transformed public debate, the media and democracy in various polities.

One of the country case studies in the project focuses on Venezuela. This sub project is conducted by Salojärvi.


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Research title
Mainstreaming populism - a country case study of Venezuela

Research timeline
1.9.2017 - 1.8.2020

civil society media polarization politics populism venezuela

Latin America


University of Helsinki
Media and communication studies

Funding instrument
Academy of Finland

Head of research
Virpi Salojärvi

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