Populism and Parliamentary Argumentation Games

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVox Populi
Subtitle of host publicationPopulism as a Rhetorical and Democratic Challenge
EditorsIngeborg van Geest, Bart van Klink, Henrike Jansen
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781789901412
ISBN (Print)9781789901405
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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