Elitism, Populism, and European Politics by Jack Hayward

By Jack Hayward

within the Nineteen Nineties there was an more and more frequent experience that the governing elites are wasting contact with their peoples. leaders are not any longer in a position to count number upon the acquiescence in their electorate to which they have been accustomed. The disenchantment has led to the lack of public aid for the political associations of either the person eu state states and of the eu Union.
Taking elitism and populism because the contrary poles among which the political leaders have to steer, the individuals successively contemplate why there looks to were a degeneration within the caliber of elite leaders, with civil societies turning opposed to their governments and the elite mediators among the powerless and the strong. The agenda-setting function of the media, the rival appeals to illustration and referendum, the issues encountered via political events and organised pursuits, and the tensions among public call for and financial constraints are all mentioned. The chapters recommend that the necessity to lead from front instead of from at the back of is still integral in elitist democracies.

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