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Populist leaders Change the Judiciary to Increase Power
Populist constitutionalism has weakened the role of counter-majoritarian institutions in Eastern European countries, resulting in democratic backsliding
How Human Evolution Explains Support for Populist Leaders
Intuitions based on in-group relations, fairness, and hierarchies lead voters to believe in populist leaders, even when they fail to deliver in office.
Social Exclusion, Polarised Societies, and Technocracy Leads to Populism, New Study Argues
After the 2008 financial crisis, citizens supported more populist forces in Hungary, Greece, Poland, Italy, and several other EU countries.
In New Study, DEMOS Elaborates on How Populist Policies Work
Populist leaders communicate directly with voters, downplaying policy expertise, opposition parties, and civil society actors' opinions.
Orbán's Handling of the Coronavirus Shows How Populists Exercise Power
The parliament passed a controversial bill that allowed Hungary's prime minister to rule by decree with minor oversight
DEMOS Identifies Four Types of Populism in European Political Parties
Analysis revealed four types of populism: radical left-wing, radical right-wing populism, illiberal, and anti-establishment populism
DEMOS Creates 'Democratic Efficacy', a Concept to Counter Populism
Idea proposes that citizens have positive attitudes toward politics, follow news regularly, embrace democratic values, and are not biased against political parties