The research in this contribution indicates that members of parliament test each other’s positions on political issues in the form of argumentation games. These games have not been noticed by political scientists so far. That is problematic because, as Wolthuis argues here, it is a crucial feature of populist politics to minimize participation in these games. This means that populist parliamentary behaviour cannot be fully understood without reference to parliamentary argumentation games.
|Title of host publication||Vox Populi|
|Subtitle of host publication||Populism as a Rhetorical and Democratic Challenge|
|Editors||Ingeborg van Geest, Bart van Klink, Henrike Jansen|
|Place of Publication||Cheltenham|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2020|