Category: populism

Populism, pandemic & performance threaten liberal democracies

     

  Nationalist populist movements, fueled by resentment against ruling elites, typically attack the norms and procedures of liberal democracy, viewing them as rigged, corrupted, or under the control of nefarious… Read more »

Populism ‘on the defensive’

     

“Liberal democracy has responded to the populist mobilization with a democratic counter-mobilization – also and especially in the political center,” says @BertelsmannSt https://t.co/AwjM9BJ91r — Democracy Digest (@demdigest) September 3, 2020… Read more »

Populism and elitism’s ‘corrosive effect on democratic life’

     

In 1911, Robert Michels (1876-1936), an Italian political sociologist, published “Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy,” postulating the “iron law of oligarchy.” Michels, who… Read more »

‘Democracy on Pandemic Pause’: Why populists understand Eastern Europe

     

Amid the turmoil and fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Central and Eastern European populists are wasting no time sowing division and attempting to cement their positions. Hungarian Prime Minister… Read more »