Merhaba Misafir

A new democratic agenda to counter the populist tide around the globe


In the past decade populist parties have surged as an electoral force around the globe. From Hungary to the Philippines, populists have assumed power through free and fair elections. Unlike coup d’états that produce sudden democratic breakdowns, populist governments have accumulated power and sought to alter the existing order in a gradual fashion. In so doing, they have undermined institutional checks, weakened representative institutions, and targeted their critics both in the political and civil arenas. This article analyses why and how populist governments have fueled democratic backsliding in the context of Latin American and European cases, and discusses possible strategies that can be employed by the democratic opposition forces to reverse this trend in light of the 2019 local elections in Turkey.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ)
  • Yıl : 2019
  • Cilt : 18
  • ISSN : 1303-5754
  • Sayı : 3
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 13-25
  • IO Kayıt No : 102752
  • Yayıncı : Toplumsal Katılım ve Gelişim Vakfı