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Do populist-leaning citizens support direct democracy?

Freyburg, Tina, Huber, Robert A. and Mohrenberg, Steffen (2019) Do populist-leaning citizens support direct democracy? Democratic Audit Blog (18 Aug 2019). Blog Entry.

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Populist parties across Europe often support direct democracy, for example through frequent referendums. Do their voters support these initiatives too and why? Tina Freyburg, Robert Huber and Steffen Mohrenberg distinguish between citizens who support direct democracy as a way of giving power to ‘the people’ and those, known as stealth democrats, who do so out of a scepticism that politicians can be effective. They find that both sets of attitudes independently are associated with support for direct democracy, and argue that the distinction is crucial to furthering the debate about populism in Europe.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 19:12
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 23:26

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