Reinforcing the independent agencies
in The end of populism
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In this chapter the author discusses the function of independent agencies, which are an important target of the populists. These agencies are the judiciary, independent central banks, the media, and independent ethics watchdogs. By attacking these agencies, illiberal governments undermine the system of checks and balances, one of the pillars of liberal democracy. The author criticizes the concept of majoritarian democracy, defended by populists, and pleads for a “partnership democracy,” a concept elaborated by Ronald Dworkin.

The end of populism

Twenty proposals to defend liberal democracy


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