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"The Enemy of the People": Populists and Press Freedom

Kenny, Paul


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Research Quarterly
DOI: 10.1177/1065912918824038


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