Defeating populists: the case of 2019 Istanbul elections

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2021-01-02

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Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd

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How can populist competitive authoritarian regimes be defeated through elections? In this article, we focus on the 2019 municipal campaign strategy of the opposition Istanbul candidate Ekrem Imamoglu as a case study of a successful challenge to a populist competitive authoritarian regime. We argue that such regimes may be prone to defeat when their opponents use what we call an 'inverted populist' strategy. This strategy involves three key elements: adopting an indirect and gradualist approach that avoids direct confrontation with the populist leader and the popular values s/he represents, redefining the 'the people' by including previously excluded groups, and promising redistribution to disadvantaged groups.

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Authoritarianism, Competitive authoritarianism, Contestation, Democracies, Discursive strategy, Election strategy, Inverted populism, Justice, Local government elections, Neoliberal populism, Polarization, Politics, Rise, Stability, Turkey, Urban politics

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South European Society And Politics

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Demiralp Yılankaya, S. & Balta, E. (2021). Defeating populists: the case of 2019 Istanbul elections. South European Society And Politics, 26(1), 1-26. doi:10.1080/13608746.2021.1923639