(p. v) Preface
(p. v) Preface
this book project started in 2011 as a cross-regional project of Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser and Paul Taggart, then working together at the University of Sussex, and Pierre Ostiguy, at the Catholic University of Chile. In 2014, Paulina Ochoa Espejo joined the project, playing an indispensable role through her coordination and editing of the Handbook’s vital political theory section. We would not have been able to finish this book without the generous support of various institutions. To begin with, thanks to the support of the British Academy’s International Partnership and Mobility Scheme Award for the project “Populism in Europe and Latin America: A Cross-Regional Perspective” (award number 166098, 2012–2015), between Sussex in the UK and the Católica in Chile, Cristóbal, Paul, and Pierre were able to organize various workshops at both institutions and have several meetings to coordinate the production of this project. In addition, Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser would like to acknowledge support from the Chilean National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT project 1140101), the Chilean Millennium Science Initiative (project NS130008), and the Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES, CONICYT/FONDAP/15130009). He also acknowledges support from Diego Portales University and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which allowed him to undertake a stay during July and August, 2016, at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg to work on this project. Moreover, Pierre Ostiguy would like to thank the Millennium Nucleus for the Study of Stateness and Democracy in Latin America (RS130002), supported by the Millennium Science Initiative of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile, and Antoine Maillet for their assistance for the conference organized at the Catholic University of Chile in July 2014. Furthermore, Cristóbal, Paul, Paulina, and Pierre want to thank all contributors to this edited volume for their willingness to receive feedback from us and change some aspects of their original contributions. Last but not least, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support of the team at Oxford University Press, most notably Dominic Byatt, Sarah Parker, and Olivia Wells.
Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Paul Taggart, Paulina Ochoa Espejo, and Pierre Ostiguy
December, 2016 (p. vi)