Pros And Cons Of Western Populism

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Contemporary Western populism stands in a bilateral relation to digital communication: as a necessary underside of democracy, it amplifies and, at the same time, is amplified by the imbalances between the micropolitical logic of presentation and the macropolitical logic of representation, which are being constantly produced and reproduced within the digital networks. Populism points to the inevitability of macropolitics, but the current modes of governance of the digital networks tend to reinforce the micropolitical forms of practice. As this project maintains, these imbalances belong to a specific affective regime on which populism can effectively feed and where, from a theoretical point of view, the political and technological paradigms collide.
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