Search Results for: What Is Populism

Culture or economics? What is populism and how did it happen?

     

  In the face of populist fantasists and authoritarians, liberal democrats must draw inspiration from Cicero and Jefferson and reaffirm the wonders of democracy, argues Philip Collins, the author of… Read more »

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 »