Dr. Israel Butler

Civil Liberties Union for Europe

What can worldviews tell us about populist voters?

Are factors like age and education enough to understand why people vote for populists? Israel Butler of Civil Liberties Union for Europe explains why the lens of social psychology is so important to understanding the populism phenomenon, as well as the two types of worldviews found among populist authoritarians.

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  • Formation of political attitudes
  • Oppressive traditionalists, social inegalitarians vs. progressives
  • Meritocracy and hierarchy
  • Traditional norms and punishment
  • The ‘movable middle’