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Despite his victory in the New York Democratic primary, Bill de Blasio is not a populist

McDonnell, Duncan (2013) Despite his victory in the New York Democratic primary, Bill de Blasio is not a populist. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (25 Sep 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the wake of his victory in the New York mayoral election’s Democratic primary earlier this month some commentators have labelled Bill de Blasio as ‘populist’, especially in light of his policies aimed at narrowing the gaps between rich and poor. Duncan McDonnell takes issue with the use of the common use of the term ‘populist’ in this way, arguing that true populists juxtapose the idea of “good” people with a “bad” set of elites, and wish to restore what they argue is the voice of the people by removing the checks, balances, structures and complexities of liberal democracy.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 08:57
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 08:57
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57166

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