GUESS WHOS COMING TO DINNER - University of Sydney

					      SPEAKING FOR THE
          PEOPLE
    CONTEMPORARY POPULISM &
        REPRESENTATION

Benjamin Moffitt
University of Sydney
“They are not truly representing all Australians,
and I call on the people to throw them out. To
survive in peace and harmony, united and
strong, we must have one people, one nation,
one flag”
      – Pauline Hanson, September 10, 1996
“The government is not in a position to be
trusted because they steal the power, they
rob the power from the people”
– Thaksin Shinawatra, November 9, 2009
"I am not an individual, I am the people"
    – Hugo Chavez, January 23, 2010
An ideology that considers society to be
ultimately    separated        into   two
homogeneous and antagonistic groups,
‘the pure people’ versus ‘the corrupt
elite’, and which argues that politics
should be an expression of the volonté
générale (general will) of the people
             (Mudde 2004: 543)

				
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