Populism: a major threat to democracy?

Henrik BANG, David MARSH

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Unsurprisingly, given the surge in support for “populist” movements across the globe, there has been a resurgence of academic interest in the subject. Our aim in this volume is to explore some of the key issues in these contemporary debates.
In this introduction, we focus upon five of the main questions raised in this literature: What is populism? What variants of it are there? How serious a problem is the rise of populism? Why has there been a rise in populism? And how can populism be addressed?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-363
Number of pages12
JournalPolicy Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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