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Trust the People! Populism and the Two Faces of Democracy
Populism, understood as an appeal to ‘the people’ against both the established structure of power and the dominant ideas and values, should not be dismissed as a pathological form of politics of noExpand
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Taking Politics to the People:Populism as the Ideology of Democracy
Although populist1 movements are usually sparked off by specific social and economic problems, their common feature is a political appeal to the people, and a claim to legitimacy that rests on theExpand
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Hannah Arendt: A Reinterpretation of her Political Thought
1. Introduction 2. The Origins of Totalitarianism 3. 'Totalitarian Elements in Marxism' 4. The Human Condition 5. Morals and politics in a post-totalitarian age 6. A new republicanism 7. PhilosophyExpand
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Nationhood and political theory
In Nationhood and Political Theory, Margaret Canovan argues that universalist political theories unconsciously rely upon the collective power generated by national solidarity. By focusing onExpand
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The Human Condition: Second Edition
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Populism for political theorists?
Political theorists do not in general pay much attention to populism; are there any good reasons why they should do so? This paper will consider a number of positive answers to this question. MostExpand
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Patriotism Is Not Enough
Some political theorists argue that patriotism differs from nationalism in being compatible with universalist liberalism. The theories offered range from the more cosmopolitan constitutionalExpand
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Arendt, Rousseau, and Human Plurality in Politics
  • M. Canovan
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Politics
  • 1 May 1983
Hannah Arendt's political thought seems at first sight strikingly similar to Rousseau's. Closer consideration shows, however, that the two offered fundamentally different solutions to the problem ofExpand
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Arendt’s theory of totalitarianism
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On Being Economical with the Truth: Some Liberal Reflections
Although a commitment to free discussion of all issues is one of the traditional pillars of liberalism, contemporary liberals may be justified in feeling uneasy when their principle of universalExpand
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