GlobalFocus Center is set to develop the first Democratic Resilience Index with support from the Black Sea Trust of the German Marshall Fund and the European Commission.
By Bogdan Dima | Bucharest
The present article is built on two core assumptions.
The first is that populism refers to a specific understanding of political power which tends to be similar across liberal democracies around the world. If we reduce this concept to its essence, it reveals an anti-pluralist political ideology favouring the concentration of political power in the hands of a political leader or political party which wins free elections, be they presidential or parliamentary.