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Populism and the will of the people: how mathematics shows populism to be meaningless

Sandmann, Jan-Paul (2019) Populism and the will of the people: how mathematics shows populism to be meaningless. In: LSE Research Festival 2019, 2019-02-25 - 2019-03-02, London School of Economics.

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Abstract

Populists across many countries have claimed to represent the "true" will of the people, and that no one else ought to have a right to offer a political alternative. Using mathematical and logical arguments from social choice theory, I show that this claim I call "moral populism" is meaningless.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE Research Festival 2019
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 23:11
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/100611

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