Best in Covid: Populists in the Time of Pandemic

@article{Butkov2020BestIC,
  title={Best in Covid: Populists in the Time of Pandemic},
  author={Lenka Bu{\vs}t{\'i}kov{\'a} and Pavol Babo{\vs}},
  journal={Politics and Governance},
  year={2020},
  volume={8},
  pages={496-508}
}
How do populists govern in crisis? We address this question by analyzing the actions of technocratic populists in power during the first wave of the novel coronavirus crisis in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. We identify three features of the populist pandemic response. First, populists bypassed established, institutionalized channels of crisis response. Second, they engaged in erratic yet responsive policy making. These two features are ubiquitous to populism. The third feature, specific to… Expand
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