Articles by Adele Webb

June 22, 2023

🔮 Going beyond the Eurocentrism of populism research: lessons from the Philippines

Adele Webb
Is the concept of populism a help or a hindrance in understanding complex political dynamics in the Global South? Adele Webb draws on the case of the Philippines to challenge Eurocentric and historically truncated views of populism. Here, she calls for more contextualised readings of populism’s manifestations outside the West
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Adele Webb
Research Fellow, Democracy & Citizen Engagement, University of Canberra

In addition to her role at the University of Canberra's Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, Adele is also Adjunct Research Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University, Brisbane.

She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Sydney and MSc in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Her research focuses on questions pertaining to how citizens think about democracy, when and why they hold complex attitudes to democracy, and how lived experiences shape and constrain their engagement with democratic processes.

She is also interested in Southeast Asian politics, post-colonial theory, and interpretive methods.

Adele currently leads the University of Canberra’s Connecting to Parliament initiative, together with Ohio State University’s Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability.

She tweets @adelehwebb

Chasing Freedom
The Philippines' Long Journey to Democratic Ambivalence by Adele Webb

Chasing Freedom: The Philippines’ Long Journey to Democratic Ambivalence
Liverpool University Press and Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2022

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