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Populism is a doctrine that appeals tae the interests an conceptions (such as hopes an fears) o the general population, especially when contrastin ony new collective consciousness push against the prevailin status quo interests o any predominant poleetical sector.[1]

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  1. "the political doctrine that supports the richts an pouers o the common fowk in thair struggle wi the privileged elite."Princeton Varsity http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=populism