POSTS BY Andrew Arato

Populism and the Courts

The antagonism of populist governments to apex courts is a matter of historical record, starting with Peronism, the first time that an openly populist movement established its own government. Currently, it is demonstrated by repeated conflicts between populist executive power and constitutional courts, and the often successful attempts of the former to pack and disempower […]

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Orbán’s (Counter-)Revolution of the Voting Booth and How it was Made Possible

Guest Post by ANDREW ARATO, Professor of Political and Social Theory at the New School for Social Research in New York. During the age of great revolutions, Joseph de Maistre distinguished between counter revolutions and the contraries of revolutions. Fearing, rightly, that counter revolutions may have the same horrible consequences as the Jacobinism that he […]

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