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Me the people : how populism transforms democracy

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Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Urbinati, Nadia, 1955- author.
Title Statement
Me the people : how populism transforms democracy / Nadia Urbinati.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Cambridge, Massachusetts :   Harvard University Press,   c2019.  
Physical Medium
266 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9780674240889
요약
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.--
Content Notes
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?.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Democracy. Populism. Representative government and representation.
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505 0 ▼a 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?.
520 ▼a 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.-- ▼c Provided by publisher
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