Populism and Democratic Theory

@article{Mansbridge2019PopulismAD,
  title={Populism and Democratic Theory},
  author={Jane J. Mansbridge and Stephen Macedo},
  journal={Annual Review of Law and Social Science},
  year={2019}
}
Commentators routinely describe “populism” as vague. Some argue that the early US populists, who coined the modern usage, were not populists. We disagree and identify this common conceptual core: the “people” in a moral battle against “elites.” The core definition fits all cases of populism: those on the left and right, those in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. In addition to this minimal common core, we identify strongly suggested and frequently correlated non-core characteristics… 

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