Democracies in Danger: How Can We break the Vicious Circle of Populism?

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Abstract

Episodes of economic insecurity and rising inequality have always been a source of dissatisfaction and distrust in democratic institutions. Populist leaders exacerbate such feelings of resentment to get support from unorganized followers. Their rhetoric builds on the premise that high ethical and moral values are the hallmark of the people, and not of the established rulers.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLISER
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationEsch-sur-Alzette
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2022

Publication series

NamePolicy Brief
PublisherLISER
No.05
ISSN (Electronic)2716-7437

Keywords

  • Populism
  • Europe
  • democracies
  • danger
  • insecurity

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  • Policy Brief

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