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DEMOS explains how populist leaders make policy

In short video, project leader explains how populist policies downplay policy expertise, have divisive features, and favour radical reforms.

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DEMOS H2020 project leader Zsolt Boda (Centre for Social Sciences in Budapest) explains the main features of populist policies in a new video released today (10/11/2020) by DEMOS. Based on his scientific article about the topic, the talk covers how populist policies usually downplay policy expertise, opposition parties, and civil society actors. It also explains the divisive features of populist communication in the policy making process. Boda says that his research has academic and policy implications. "The research helps us better understand the survival potential of populist leaders despite the sometimes poor quality of their policies," Boda says. "And it gives ideas of how to fight against populism, partly by learning from them." Watch the video on the project YouTube channel at: Subscribe to the DEMOS YouTube channel: Get to know DEMOS: Facebook Twitter Website Newsletter


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