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Are populists friends or foes of constitutionalism

  title={Are populists friends or foes of constitutionalism},
  author={Cas Mudde},
In this policy brief, Cas Mudde of the University of Georgia sets out a definition for populism and argues that, contrary to claims by the Tea Party and other populist movements around the world, populism is in fact theoretically opposed to constitutionalism. He reasons that, while populism is essentially democratic, by adopting a form of extreme majoritarianism, it is contrary to the limits placed on both popular sovereignty and majority rule that are integral to constitutional principles… 

In the Name of Sovereignty. Right-Wing Populism and the Power of the Judiciary in Western Europe

This contribution addresses the question of how radical right-wing populist parties in Western Europe frame the issue of judicial power. To date, there have been very few in-depth empirical analyses

The kiss of death. Public service media under right-wing populist attack

With the surge of populism in Europe, public service broadcasting has come under increased pressure. The established media are considered part of the corrupt elite not serving the interests of the

Illiberal constitutional tendencies and legal resentment in Hungary and Romania

Two new European democracies - Hungary and Romania - recently displayed a strong backlash against both EU integration (and the primary role of the EU in establishing the rules for constitutional

Referendums, for Populists Only? Why Populist Parties Favour Referendums and How Other Parties Respond

Populists are generally known as supporters of referendums and several populist parties have promoted direct democracy in recent years. To deepen our understanding of the populismreferendum link,

Immigration and Politics in the 21st Century: The Rise of Nationalism Versus Pluralism in the United States

This paper examines the changing concept of pluralism in the United States, especially, in the aftermath of President Trump’s zeitgeist hard line immigration policy. Trump’s immigration agenda is

Westminster’s Brexit Paradox: The contingency of the ‘old’ versus ‘new’ politics

The embedded nature of the British Political Tradition has created a series of pathologies about the way politics in Westminster is conducted. The endurance of the British Political Tradition

Populism, Twitter, and COVID-19: Narrative, Fantasies, and Desires

During a global pandemic, the great impact of populist discourse on the construction of social reality is undeniable. This study analyzes the fantasmatic dimension of political discourse from Donald

Populism in the framework of the European Union: a comparative constitutional analysis between Italy and Hungary

Populism. Populism in the world. Populism in Europe. Populism in Eastern Europe. Map of contemporary populist parties in the member states of the European Union. Populism in Italy. Populism’s second

From chasing populists to deconstructing populism: A new multidimensional approach to understanding and comparing populism

. This paper challenges some widespread theoretical assumptions and practices in the study of populism and proposes a new multidimensional approach to generate and analyse data on this latent