The Populist Substantialization of Popular Sovereignty

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  • Nadia Urbinati The Columbia University of New York

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36253/rifp-1435

Keywords:

representation, embodiment, political pluralism, the people, corruption

Abstract

This paper argues that populism is a celebration of the myth of sovereignty; it reaches this conclusion by focusing on the populist form of representation as embodiment, a strategy that promises to overcome the gap that mandate representation creates between the elected and the people. The paper shows that this solution ends up being worse than the problem it seeks to solve.

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Published

2021-12-03

How to Cite

Urbinati, N. (2021). The Populist Substantialization of Popular Sovereignty. Rivista Italiana Di Filosofia Politica, 1, 31-53. https://doi.org/10.36253/rifp-1435

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