The Public Sphere And The Populist Challenge (Paperback)
In the sixties and seventies, the public sphere in Western countries was a place of critique. Through their activism in the public sphere, various kinds of social movements democratised institutions and political culture. Today, neoliberal politics and populist movements have transformed this place into a perilous arena, hosting many serious threats to democracy. The outcome of this challenge and confrontation will depend on how democratic political actors will make their presence felt in the public sphere.