Interview | Professor Nadia Urbinati on Populism and Despotism

John Keane spoke to Professor Nadia Urbinati on her recent visit to the University of Sydney about the parasitical relationship between populism and democracy, read the interview here and the relevance of the term ‘despotism’, full interview here

“Populism is not a regime of its own… it is a parasite on democracy… the paradox is that this parasite if it wants to survive, cannot get rid of its main energy of sustenance. It cannot. So it has to stop somewhere in order to live, it has to keep alive its sustenance in order to survive.”

Professor Urbinati visited the University as a guest of the SSSHARC research program for 2018.

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