How to Confront the Populist Challenge

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In the concluding chapter, Bart van Klink and Ingeborg van der Geest integrate the insights obtained by the different chapters from the perspective of possible responses to populism. Analysing these insights from the perspective of logos, ethos and pathos, they discuss how the various contributions to this volume offer potential clues for responding to populist discourse. Specifically, the question will be raised how - both on the level of form and content - citizens could or should respond to the challenges populism poses to current notions of reasonable debate and liberal democracy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVox Populi
Subtitle of host publicationPopulism as a Rhetorical and Democratic Challenge
EditorsIngeborg van der Geest, Henrike Jansen, Bart van Klink
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publisher
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781789901412
ISBN (Print)9781789901405
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Populism
  • rhetoric
  • ethos
  • pathos
  • linguistics
  • political theory
  • legal theory


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