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Thick Populism: democracy-enhancing popular participation

Dzur, Albert; Hendriks, Carolyn


This article posits that some forms of popular participation offer important resources for democratic renewal. It develops a conceptual distinction between thin and thick varieties of populism. Thin populist movements mobilize popular support to replace elite leaders by undermining or corroding the deliberative and inclusionary principles of representative government. In contrast, thick populist movements seek to modify or alter the practices and conventions of representative government by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy Studies
DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2018.1478408


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