Articles by Andreas Schedler

05 2022

Fears of ‘majoritarian tyrannies’ are not antidemocratic but antipopulist

Andreas Schedler
Since its invention, representative democracy has been haunted by fears of 'majoritarian tyranny.' Critics have often dismissed these fears as the anti-democratic ideology of self-protective elites. Yet, Andreas Schedler argues, rather than antidemocratic, they are antipopulist, as they recognise the plurality and fallibility of the people
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Andreas Schedler
Senior Research Fellow, Democracy Institute, Central European University, Budapest

At the CEU Democracy Institute, Andreas leads the research group on De- and Re-Democratization.

His current research focuses on political polarisation and the destruction of basic democratic trust.

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