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The Resource Me the people : how populism transforms democracy, Nadia Urbinati

Me the people : how populism transforms democracy, Nadia Urbinati

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Me the people : how populism transforms democracy
Title
Me the people
Title remainder
how populism transforms democracy
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Nadia Urbinati
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this study of populist politics, Nadia Urbinati argues that populism is best understood as a new form of representative government, based on an unmediated relationship between a leader and those in society whom the leader defines as the "true" people. Leaders of oppositional populist movements gain popularity by taking advantage of a discontent with rule by political elites. Party elites are cast as a homogenous political class who favor their own interests at the expense of ordinary people. Populist leaders who attain office thus face the following puzzle: they must exercise political power without themselves appearing to become part of the political elite. To solve this puzzle, Urbinati argues, populist rulers claim to represent the people by a process of embodiment or incarnation. This form of "direct representation" allows the populist leader both to bypass intermediary bodies, such as political parties, and to avoid any claims of accountability or responsibility. The populist dependence on the will of the leader, along with its willingness to exclude minorities from consideration, renders populist forms of democracy inherently unstable and opens a path to authoritarianism.--
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1955-
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Urbinati, Nadia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Populism
  • Representative government and representation
  • Democracy
  • Populism
  • Representative government and representation
Label
Me the people : how populism transforms democracy, Nadia Urbinati
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A new form of representative government -- From antiestablishment to antipolitics -- The true people and its majority -- The leader beyond parties -- Direct representation -- Epilogue: A dead end?
Control code
1090001456
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780674240889
Lccn
2019005719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090001456
Label
Me the people : how populism transforms democracy, Nadia Urbinati
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A new form of representative government -- From antiestablishment to antipolitics -- The true people and its majority -- The leader beyond parties -- Direct representation -- Epilogue: A dead end?
Control code
1090001456
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780674240889
Lccn
2019005719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090001456

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