The populist program
What do populists want?
in The end of populism
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This chapter explores the second, ideological, dimension of the ideal type. It is argued that populists are ideologically flexible and, therefore, can adopt left-wing, as well as right-wing ideologies. However, these different ideologies express the same basic need: the voters’ need for protection (against the supposed or real competition of immigrants, against the effects of globalization, against a loss of purchasing power, etc.).

The end of populism

Twenty proposals to defend liberal democracy

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