Is Populism Really a Problem for Democracy?

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Written by Patrick Liddiard 11 August 2019

"Populism offers the promise of democratic renewal... But while populist parties in power can make politics more representative, they can undermine accountability... Populists in government can also erode the institutional checks on executive power necessary for durable democracy… and populist mobilization has precipitated democratic breakdown" (Liddiard 2019).

Publisher: Wilson Center

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Categories: Report, Liberal Democracy