American Government and Politics

How Populistic were the Populists in 19th Century America?: Analysis by Automated Textual Analysis

Masaru Nishikawa Author ORCID home | opens in new tab Tsuda University

Abstract

In this article, the author seeks to demonstrate how (and in what way) populistic the politicians of the People's Party in 19th America were. The ideational approach of populism with automated textual analysis -- such as word2vec, LDA, and cosine similarity -- is adopted in this article to answer the question.

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