Jesse | Mannewitz | PanreckPopulismus und Demokratie

The current populist wave of electoral success has put democracy under pressure. Yet, whereas the tension between populism and democracy appears to be the main challenge of our times, the conflict over the basic principles of constitutional democracy is part of a long historical development. Which conflicts shape democracy today and have shaped it in the past? How do populist actors alter the dispute over democracy in times of globalisation? This anthology analyses the complex interaction between the theory and practice of democracy in Germany, Europe and the US. For the sake of interdisciplinarity, the book unites contributions from political science, communication science, law and research into contemporary history.

With contributions by
et al Sandra Wirth, Felix Rhein, Robin Graichen, Jens Weinhold-Fumoleau