On the Institutional Context of Populism

Castellà, Josep Maria and Simonelli, Marco Antonio (2020) On the Institutional Context of Populism. Working Paper. -.


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The present working paper assesses the institutional factors which favoured, and those that hindered, the rise of populism in order to identify the institutional arrangements which can be most effective to prevent populist politics to consolidate. Also, the paper seeks to evaluate which characteristics of the European project have facilitated the spread of populism in Europe. The main claim of this work is that to create a barrier to the spread of populism in Europe, it is necessary to enhance the democratic quality of European democracies. This should be done in two ways. On the one hand, the constitutional dimension of democracy shall be protected by introducing more counterweights between powers and a well designed procedure for constitutional revision. On the other hand, correctives should be introduced to enhance the representativeness of the democratic institutions and the citizens participation in decision making processes.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Title in English: On the Institutional Context of Populism
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Institute for Political Science
Research funder: European Union, Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action DEMOS grant no. 822590
Depositing User: Judit Gárdos
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 06:48
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2020 08:08
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URI: https://openarchive.tk.mta.hu/id/eprint/423

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