Dr. Ertuğ Tombu

Humboldt University Berllin

What is populism and is it a useful term? 

What is behind the term populism, and do we need it? Political scientist Ertuğ Tombuş of Berlin’s Humboldt University gives us a primer for understanding populism and its link to democracy.

Look out for:

  • Relationship elite vs people
  • Political rhetoric that gives simplistic answers with scapegoats 
  • Political representation of people as a totality