Do populists represent? Theoretical considerations on how populist parties (might) enact their representative function
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Werner, Annika; Giebler, Heiko
Are populist parties bad for representative democracy or are they filling a representative gap? While it has been broadly established that the emergence and success of populist parties is not merely a sign of protest, there is still a sparsity of empirical investigations into whether these parties represent hitherto under- or unrepresented social groups or whether they offer a policy profile that was in demand but not present. Using Pitkin's concepts of symbolic, descriptive and...[Show more]
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