Dealing with populists in government: some comparative conclusions

Taggart, Paul and Rovira Kaltwasser, Cristobal (2016) Dealing with populists in government: some comparative conclusions. Democratization, 23 (2). pp. 345-365. ISSN 1351-0347

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This conclusion summarizes the findings of the special issue and offers some comparative conclusions about what we can discover by examining the reactions to populists in government in Austria, Ecuador, Hungary, Italy,Poland, and Venezuela. Looking across this set of cases, we show that there is a diverse range of reactions to populists in power in terms of the actors involved, the strategies followed and their effectiveness. We start by summarizing the main ideas advanced in the framework for analysis of the special issue. After this, an overall assessment of the effectiveness of the opposition to populists in power is presented and here we offer an overview of each case study. Finally, the article concludes by proposing some comparative points, which not only seek to capture the main findings of this special issue but also to highlight the role of populists in actively developing strategies that curtail opposition.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: populism, democracy, political extremism, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Western Europe
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers > J0100 Other regions and countries
J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
Depositing User: Paul Taggart
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2015 09:37
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 00:36

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Project NameSussex Project NumberFunderFunder Ref
MC IEF: Populism in Europe and Latin America: A Cross-Regional PerspectiveG0663EUROPEAN UNIONGA-2010-273525