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Exploring religions in relation to populism: a tour around the world

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posted on 01.01.2021, 00:00 authored by Ihsan YilmazIhsan Yilmaz, Nicholas Morieson, Mustafa Demir
This paper explores the emerging scholarship investigating the relationship between religion(s) and populism. It systematically reviews the various aspects of the phenomenon going beyond the Western world and discusses how religion and populism interact in various contexts around the globe. It looks at Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity and how in different regions and cultural contexts, they merge with populism and surface as the bases of populist appeals in the 21st century. In doing so, this paper contends that there is a scarcity of literature on this topic particularly in the non-Western and Judeo-Christian context. The paper concludes with recommendations on various gaps in the field of study of religious populism.

History

Journal

Religions

Volume

12

Issue

5

Article number

301

Pagination

1 - 25

Publisher

MDPI AG

Location

Basel, Switzerland

eISSN

2077-1444

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal