Populism and Democracy

@inproceedings{Pasquino2008PopulismAD,
  title={Populism and Democracy},
  author={Gianfranco Pasquino},
  year={2008}
}
‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people’. This famous phrase, pronounced by President Abraham Lincoln in his 1863 Gettysburg Address, could easily be accepted by democrats and populists alike. After all, Lincoln’s formula is grand, but vague, composed of important words to be filled with equally important, but unspecified, contents. Moreover, as most authors (e.g. Canovan, 1981 and 1999; Meny and Surel, 2000 and 2002; Mudde, 2004) are fond of saying, there is an intimate… Expand
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