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The pandemic is exposing the weaknesses of populism, but also fuelling authoritarianism

Halikiopoulou, Daphne (2020) The pandemic is exposing the weaknesses of populism, but also fuelling authoritarianism. LSE Brexit (01 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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The Covid-19 pandemic may be exposing the weaknesses of populism. We should not be complacent, however, as authoritarianism is the real problem, warns Daphne Halikiopoulou (University of Reading). Covid-19 has already infected over 700,000 people worldwide (at the time of writing). Its exponential spread has placed national health systems under severe strain, it has closed borders, and grounded airlines. How may we assess the political implications of this global crisis, especially given that it comes at a time when populists who thrive on the tensions between international initiatives and the ‘national preference’, are in charge in many countries?

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 09:45
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:28

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