Dr. Israel Butler

Civil Liberties Union for Europe

What is populist authoritarianism?

What is populist authoritarianism and how is it different from regular populism? Dr. Israel Butler, Head of Advocacy at Civil Liberties Union for Europe, talks about populism in itself being neither good nor bad; differentiating populism authoritarianism from regular populism; and explaining this term as well as the danger it poses to democracy and human rights.

Look out for:

  • Authoritarianism
  • Elitism
  • Security vs other human needs/rights
  • Progressive values
  • Democracy vs will of the majority