TD: volume 17, issue 2020, 1, page 13–34
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Es folgt die Zusammenfassung in englischer Sprache following the article short description
Despite the enormous growth of academic interest during the past years, there is still significantly more known about the consequences than the causes of populism. This issue can be addressed by analyzing not only the historical developments of populism itself, but also the relationship between two core cornerstones of it’s ideology: people and elite. Focussing the evolutionary changes of this antagonism unveils that populism arises due to a complex set of structural factors which reshaped the social framework for politicians and their voters. It’s therefore very likely that populism, either as a correctiv or as a threat to liberal democracy, will continue to be relevant within European politics.