Questions tagged [populism]

Generally used in [democracy], populism is a political philosophy that promising voters things, even if they cannot be delivered upon, will result in electoral wins. Use to discuss the philosophy itself and the various attempts as using it to sway elections.

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Why is tax evasion not considered treason? [closed]

Evading taxes is undermining the State so why is tax evasion not considered treason?
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How long has populism been affiliated with the Republican Party [closed]

Donald Trump has been described as a populist, yet he imposes high tariffs on China. He has gained bipartisan support for this, but there are Republicans who do disagree. Populists, from what I've ...
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Are there some details on what issues Romanian Social Democrats blamed on Soros?

According to a NYT article: In many ways, the struggle in Romania echoes the political drama playing out in other parts of the world, where leaders touting a populist agenda tapped into deep public ...
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Is there a benefit to limiting immigration to the UK? [closed]

One of main reasons people voted for Brexit was to restrict immigration. Is there actually a benefit to limiting immigration to the UK? Are there any studies available on this topic?
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What is the opposite of populism?

The Guardian (a UK newspaper) is running a series on populism. Among other things, it has a quiz, which places you in a 2-dimensional political map, with axes being how populist and left/right-wing. ...
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Why do moderate parties and their leaders fail?

I have always had this question in my mind, but with the latest developments in Italy it seems to be a rather common pattern. In the rare case a moderate politician wins the elections, is overthrown ...
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Can “Anti-establishment” be considered a coherent political movement?

There seems to be a long running trend in established democracies that traditional parties and candidates are losing ground to those who primarily profile themselves as "anti-establishment". ...
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What connects successful enterpreneurs and populism?

Many of the representatives of the 21st century populism turn out to be business leaders (like Trump, O'Leary, Babiš). What is the most accepted theory on why is it so among political science scholars?...
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Why does the Dutch PVV oppose spending on innovation?

From the electoral manifesto of the Dutch Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV): Geen geld meer naar ontwikkelingshulp, windmolens, kunst, innovatie, omroep, enz. which means No money anymore to ...
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How does a very developed country become permeable to populism?

Recently, I have seen some TV news about elections in Netherlands and how a political analyst explained about the populists recent success. This article tells about the elections to come and touches ...
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Why is populism seen as being negative or bad?

The definition that I found for populism is "support for the concerns of ordinary people". Democracy is form of government where the people rule by majority. If Democracy is considered to be "good", ...
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How does the alt-right differ from the far-right?

Based on my assessment of the 'alt-right', their values and beliefs do not differ significantly from that of more classic far-right populism/nationalism. They oppose immigration. They are ...
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What were the events that led to the anti-establishment candidates we are seeing run for office?

Why are so many people interested in the 2016 US presidential election? It seems as if people are turning out in huge numbers just for the primaries. This is the first time I caucused, which is true ...