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Why ‘citizen populism’ is unlikely to provide an answer to Europe’s democratic challenges

Laermans, Rudi and Jäger, Anton (2021) Why ‘citizen populism’ is unlikely to provide an answer to Europe’s democratic challenges. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (11 Feb 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The rise of online communication has led to a fundamental shift in the way democracy functions. Rudi Laermans and Anton Jäger argue that a central component of modern European democracy is the split between ‘people’s populism’ and ‘citizen populism’. Both variants of populism, though built on radically different philosophies, share a goal of fostering direct links between citizens and policymakers. Yet without effective intermediaries to help facilitate interest formation processes, it is questionable whether these approaches can meet the challenges of the contemporary world.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2021 11:00
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109209

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