Populism, the Courts and Civil Society

21 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2017

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Andrew Arato

New School for Social Research

Date Written: December 4, 2017


The paper considers why apex Courts are attacked by all populist governments. It argues that we must distinguish between populism as movement, as a leader, as a government and as a regime. It concludes with an argument that only an alliance between civil society initiatives and courts can stop the movement to establish populist-authoritarian regimes.

Keywords: populism, civil society, apex courts, regime

Suggested Citation

Arato, Andrew, Populism, the Courts and Civil Society (December 4, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3082596 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3082596

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