Populism and the Rule of Recognition

  title={Populism and the Rule of Recognition},
  author={Vasileios Adamidis},
By reference to the impact of populism on the foundational rules of democratic legal systems, the paper explores the interconnectedness of two “essentially contested concepts”,1 democracy2 and populism,3 and their relationship with another ambiguous concept, the rule of law. 4 The main argument is that populism aims to amend the democratic rule of recognition, the most important ‘rule about rules’ upon which a legal system is founded. This has not been rigorously studied so far, despite its… Expand
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