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Populism and COVID-19: How Populist Governments (Mis)Handle the Pandemic


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Title: Populism and COVID-19: How Populist Governments (Mis)Handle the Pandemic
Authors: Bayerlein, Michael
Boese, Vanessa A.
Gates, Scott
Kamin, Katrin
Syed Mansoob, Murshed
Issue Date: May-2021
Organization: V-Dem Institute
Series/Report no.: Working Papers
2021:121
Keywords: Populism, COVID-19, Pandemic, Government Policy, Public Health
Abstract: Populist parties and actors now govern various countries around the world. Often elected by the public in times of economic crises and over the perceived failure of the elites, the question stands as to how populist governments actually perform once elected. Using the pandemic shock in the form of the COVID-19 crises, our paper answers the question of how populist governments handle the pandemic. We answer this question by introducing a theoretical framework according to which (1) populist gover... more
Related work: https://www.v-dem.net/media/filer_public/ab/f0/abf0d3dd-11bd-4d86-9318-30c4e69a2279/working_paper_121.pdf
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/68440
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