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Right-wing populism and government: An uneasy relationship

05 Sep 2017 - 17:56
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Populism and government have been seen as incompatible entities. According to common wisdom, populist political parties suffer electorally when in government. Cooperation with the political establishment loathed by the populists compromises the credibility of the populist anti-establishment position. The pitting of the people against the unrepresentative and unresponsive political elites that has brought electoral fortunes is likely to be a burden when in government.

Read the full article in our dossier: 'Populism: between renewal and breakdown of democracy'

Authors

Ann-Cathrine Jungar
Associate Professor at Södertörn University Stockholm