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What are the pros and cons of populism in politics?

Be they right-wing or ultra-leftist, Europe has been seemingly swept by a wave of populist sentiment. What does this mean for Europe's democracies, economies and political landscapes?

Populism is bad for politics

Populism is poison to political, economic and social wellbeing in Europe

Populism scapegoats minorities

The easiest way to get votes is by finding a common enemy Explore

Populism makes for worse policy

Populism has no regard for the feasibility or inherent worth of any policy it pushes for Explore

Populism is at odds with liberal democracy

Populism rejects the protection of minority rights, central to liberalism because it suggests that nothing ought to constrain the "will of the people" Explore

Populism is good for politics

Populism is popular for a reason and can bring great good

Populism is good for democracy

Populism brings greater representation and the will of the people Explore

Left wing populism is pursuing good policies

Politicians such as Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are pushing politics to help make a more fair and equal world Explore
This page was last edited on Tuesday, 4 Feb 2020 at 17:37 UTC