In Europe, home to one of the most ambitious political and institutional experiments in recent history, the European Union, populist movements and technocratic elites have been among the most active actors in taking advantage of the use of fear, beginning immediately after the global financial and economic crisis of 2008. The nature of populisms and technocracies differs in many aspects. Populist movements build their success substantially upon what we may define as “input legitimacy”, or popular legitimacy, while technocratic elites are supported by “output legitimacy”, in other words legitimacy derived from the implementation of efficient policies. This dualism is particularly visible in the EU and its peculiar typology of multi-level governance, with Institutions such as the European Commission acting at the supra-national level, often in contrast with EU Member States’ politics at the domestic level.

Bruno, V. A., The Production of Fear. European Democracies in the age of Populisms and Technocracies, <<SOCIAL EUROPE JOURNAL>>, 2018; (N/A): N/A-N/A [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/220093]

The Production of Fear. European Democracies in the age of Populisms and Technocracies

Bruno, Valerio Alfonso
2018

Abstract

In Europe, home to one of the most ambitious political and institutional experiments in recent history, the European Union, populist movements and technocratic elites have been among the most active actors in taking advantage of the use of fear, beginning immediately after the global financial and economic crisis of 2008. The nature of populisms and technocracies differs in many aspects. Populist movements build their success substantially upon what we may define as “input legitimacy”, or popular legitimacy, while technocratic elites are supported by “output legitimacy”, in other words legitimacy derived from the implementation of efficient policies. This dualism is particularly visible in the EU and its peculiar typology of multi-level governance, with Institutions such as the European Commission acting at the supra-national level, often in contrast with EU Member States’ politics at the domestic level.
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Bruno, V. A., The Production of Fear. European Democracies in the age of Populisms and Technocracies, <<SOCIAL EUROPE JOURNAL>>, 2018; (N/A): N/A-N/A [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/220093]
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