Abstract

Abstract:

This article takes issue with the common practice of uncritically lumping together as “populist” the various and distinct challengers to democracy in contemporary Europe. It disaggregates and then classifies such challengers into three analytically distinct categories: antidemocrats, nativists, and populists. In so doing, the article reveals the geographical distribution of these categories across Europe, and highlights the value of treating each category based on its unique set of symptoms. It further shows that the gravest threat to contemporary liberalism comes from populist rather than from antidemocratic or nativist parties.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 22-36
Launched on MUSE
2016-10-19
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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