Populism and the rule of recognition: challenging the foundations of democratic legal systems

Adamidis, V. ORCID: 0000-0001-6347-5327, 2021. Populism and the rule of recognition: challenging the foundations of democratic legal systems. Populism. ISSN 2588-8064

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Abstract

By reference to the impact of populism on the foundational rules of democratic legal systems, the paper explores the interconnectedness of two “essentially contested concepts”,1 democracy2 and populism,3 and their relationship with another ambiguous concept, the rule of law. 4 The main argument is that populism aims to amend the democratic rule of recognition, the most important ‘rule about rules’ upon which a legal system is founded. This has not been rigorously studied so far, despite its significance for a holistic conceptualisation of populism and for the analysis of its relationship with democracy. For, the rule of recognition provides a relatively stable point of reference for measuring the effect of populism on democracy.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Populism
Creators: Adamidis, V.
Publisher: Brill
Date: 28 January 2021
ISSN: 2588-8064
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1163/25888072-BJA10016DOI
1393028Other
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 08 Dec 2020 08:58
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:05
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41806

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