Jan-Werner Müller on Democracy Rules
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It really matters how you set up conflict and how you talk about the issue and above all how you talk about your adversary. That's where I see the decisive difference between those who tend to invoke the people, the common good and et cetera, in a way that is compatible with democracy and then those who talk in a way that, ultimately, is bound to be dangerous for democracy.

Jan-Werner Müller

A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.

Jan is a professor of Social Sciences at Princeton University. He is the author of the books What is Populism? and Democracy Rules.

Key Highlights Include

  • What does it mean to be undemocratic in a democracy
  • Why populism threatens democracy
  • Role of conflict in democracy
  • What is militant democracy and is it democratic
  • Role of the majority and opposition in democracy

 Key Links

Democracy Rules by Jan-Werner Müller

What is Populism? by Jan-Werner Müller

"False Flags" from Foreign Affairs by Jan-Werner Müller

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