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Constitutional Democracy in Crisis? edited by Graber, Mark A; Levinson, Sanford; Tushnet, Mark (24th October 2018)

IV Observations, 36 Comparing Right-Wing and Left-Wing Populism

Mark Tushnet

From: Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?

Edited By: Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson, Mark Tushnet

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 06 July 2020

That most academic writing on the apparent recent upsurge in “populism” is critical of the development is perhaps unsurprising. Academics attentive to such developments tend to be liberal cosmopolitans to a greater or lesser degree, and populisms are movements that set their faces against both liberalism and cosmopolitanism. Yet, the movements are, in my view, not all the same. Specifically, there seem to be what I will label, with some inaccuracy for purposes of exposition, left-wing and right-wing versions of populism currently under discussion. (In saying...
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