The populist cat-dog: applying the concept of populism to contemporary European party systems

@article{Kessel2014ThePC,
  title={The populist cat-dog: applying the concept of populism to contemporary European party systems},
  author={Stijn van Kessel},
  journal={Journal of Political Ideologies},
  year={2014},
  volume={19},
  pages={118 - 99}
}
Populism is a frequently used yet problematic concept; the term is often ill-defined and randomly applied. While these problems have been widely acknowledged, this article argues that there are still issues with the way populism tends to be used, even if a sound definition is provided. This relates to the fact that it is often not clear whether populism is used to refer to an ideological feature of an exclusive category of political parties or whether populism is seen as a type of discourse… Expand

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