Open primaries
Do they “give the power back” to the people?
in The end of populism
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This chapter analyzes another tool of direct democracy: open primaries and their results in the US, the UK, and France. It is argued that this instrument, supposed “to give the power back to the people,” created rather new opportunities for rich private interest groups, leading to a loss of influence of political parties.

The end of populism

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