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THE VIRUS OF POPULISM
I think we can say that the pillars of representative liberal democracy – in particular, political participa tion and the parties themselves – are creaking as a result of mass dis trust of elites. If we look, for example, at the data presented by Robert Putnam, Susan Pharr, and Russell Dalton in their book ‘Disaffected Democracies’, we see that while support for democracy per se seems greater than ever, public faith in the agents of democracy (i.e. parties and politi cians) and in representative insti tutions has declined across the western world.