Contested Issues Surrounding Populism in Public and Academic Debates

Author
Bertjan Verbeek, Andrej Zaslove
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The International Spectator
Volume
54
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
June 2019
Institution
Istituto Affari Internazionali
Abstract
Populism seems to be a well-established notion in public and academic debate alike. Nevertheless, several issues surrounding populism are still contested and thus merit closer attention. These contested issues encompass the extent to which populism is novel and ubiquitous; the scope of the phenomenon; the merits of the various definitions of populism; its political colour(s); the potential danger it poses to democracy; its appropriateness to govern; as well as populism’s impact beyond national borders.
Topic
Government, Democracy, Populism, Public Policy, Radical Right, Leftist Politics
Political Geography
Global Focus