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A Systematic Literature Review of Populism, Religion and Emotions

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Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization, Deakin University, Melbourne 3125, Australia
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The Institute for Religion, Politics and Society, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne 3065, Australia
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Religions 2021, 12(4), 272; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12040272
Received: 14 March 2021 / Revised: 30 March 2021 / Accepted: 8 April 2021 / Published: 14 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Populist Performances and Religion in Global Perspective)
This paper examines the existing literature on the relationship between religion and populism, and is intended as a starting point for further examination of the relationships between populism, religion, and emotions. This paper systematically reviews the various aspects of the populist phenomenon. After a discussion on different definitions of populism, this paper looks at how the literature discusses the causes of populism, mainly socio-economic factors and emotive factors. Then it discusses how religion and populism interact and can be divided in two broad categories of religious populism and identitarian populism. While, on the surface, the two share similarities, this paper reviews populist manifestations across the world to draw the distinct features between the two forms. Lastly, while pointing out the salient features of religious populism and identitarian populism, this study points out gaps in the research on the relationship between religious populism and other phenomena such as transnational populism, the psychology of populism, the role of emotions in creating support for populism, and populism in Western and non-Western contexts for future areas of research in the field. View Full-Text
Keywords: religious populism; identitarian populism; populism; religion; emotions; transnational populism religious populism; identitarian populism; populism; religion; emotions; transnational populism
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Yilmaz, I.; Morieson, N. A Systematic Literature Review of Populism, Religion and Emotions. Religions 2021, 12, 272. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12040272

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Yilmaz I, Morieson N. A Systematic Literature Review of Populism, Religion and Emotions. Religions. 2021; 12(4):272. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12040272

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Yilmaz, Ihsan, and Nicholas Morieson. 2021. "A Systematic Literature Review of Populism, Religion and Emotions" Religions 12, no. 4: 272. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12040272

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