Contested Issues Surrounding Populism in Public and Academic Debates

  title={Contested Issues Surrounding Populism in Public and Academic Debates},
  author={Bertjan Verbeek and Andrej Zaslove},
  journal={The International Spectator},
  pages={1 - 16}
ABSTRACT Populism seems to be a well-established notion in public and academic debate alike. Nevertheless, several issues surrounding populism are still contested and thus merit closer attention. These contested issues encompass the extent to which populism is novel and ubiquitous; the scope of the phenomenon; the merits of the various definitions of populism; its political colour(s); the potential danger it poses to democracy; its appropriateness to govern; as well as populism’s impact beyond… 
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