Articles by Tilko Swalve

August 10, 2023

🔮 Populists in power, constitutional change, and democratic backsliding

Tilko Swalve
We know that there is an inherent tension between populism and liberal democracy. So how does this translate into law when populists are in power? Jasmin Sarah König and Tilko Swalve argue that constitutional changes by populist governments can have ambiguous implications for democratic quality
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Tilko Swalve
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Leibniz University Hannover

Tilko has worked on the project Courts under pressure: How social media change political discourse about the rule of law in modern democracies since 2021.

He holds a PhD in political science from the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim.

Tilko's research focuses on questions regarding judicial politics, the organisation of courts, and political communication in the digital age.

His work has been published in academic journals including the European Journal of Political Research, Empirical Legal Studies, and Leviathan.

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He tweets @tilkoswalve

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