The Promise and Peril of Designing a Radical Democratic Populism

Ingeborg van der Geest, Henrike Jansen & Bart van Klink (eds.), Vox Populi: Populism as a Rhetorical and Democratic Challenge (Edgar Elgar, Forthcoming)

13 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2019

Date Written: June 6, 2019

Abstract

I explore whether the democratic aspirations of radical democracy can survive an alliance with populism. To answer this question, I set out what a populist politics would have to do – and what it must avoid – in order to be compatible with radical democracy.

Keywords: populism, democracy, radical democracy, Lefort

Suggested Citation

Henderson, Laura M., The Promise and Peril of Designing a Radical Democratic Populism (June 6, 2019). Ingeborg van der Geest, Henrike Jansen & Bart van Klink (eds.), Vox Populi: Populism as a Rhetorical and Democratic Challenge (Edgar Elgar, Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3446249 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3446249

Laura M. Henderson (Contact Author)

Utrecht University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Janskerkhof 3
Utrecht, 3512 BK
Netherlands

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