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SOC2080 Week 3 Jan 24 Lecture Notes

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University of Guelph
SOC 2080
Anthony Winson

SOC 2080 WEEK 3 Jan 24 TuesShift of Agrarian Protest to the West Prairie PopulismPopulism a core phenomenon of Canadian political life both historically and todayMixers core political ideologies of socialism liberalism conservatismOpposition to elites political andor economic advocates more power to the people the producers of society etc Left wing populismFocus on capitalist elites and their allies in mainstream political parties liberals and conservativesFavour active govt public enterprise strong labour movementOften alliance bw farm folk and blue collar working class the people as coalition of farmers workers the poor progressive intellectualsEx United Farmers of Canada Cooperative Wealth Right wing populismHostile to political elites state bureaucrats big govt special interests State intervention occasionally financial interests case of NazismIndividualism libertarianism private initiative vs state or public initiativesMay have strong fundamentalist religious elementsEx Aberharts Social Credit in Alb Duplessi
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