Contemporary issues on populism

Among the greatest threats to democracy, populism, its discourse and its tendency to dismantle institutions has gained special prominence. Despite its relevance, the concept does not yet have a precise or consensual definition. This research project analyzes crises of democracy and the rise of extremist parties on the left and the right, adopting a game-theoretic and rational choice approach. The project contributes to the literature by gathering minimal common elements of populism and understanding it in different places and historical contexts.


Professor: Umberto Mignozzetti

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