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To fend off populism, we must stop believing in the will of the people

Temple, Luke (2017) To fend off populism, we must stop believing in the will of the people. Democratic Audit UK (12 Apr 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Populists rely on an idea of the people as a single, united force. Unfortunately, argues Luke Temple, traditional conceptions of democracy itself depend on a very similar notion. Unity and concordance is prized. This makes it difficult to challenge the underlying basis of populists’ arguments. But there is another way of understanding democracy – as a series of challenges and discords – and it is one that gives us an intellectual bedrock on which to build an opposition to populism.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 13:36
Last Modified: 22 May 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80406

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