To what extent is populist rule associated with a decline in press freedom and freedom of expression? Populist
rule refers to government headed by charismatic leaders who seek to gain and retain power by mobilizing mass
constituencies that are typically free of other political attachments. Populism in this sense matters for two reasons:
(1) controlling the media is a core objective of populists compared with other types of political leaders, who can rely on other organizational links to...[Show more]
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