How do we respond to (extreme) populism?
Populism brings to the front issues that large parts of the population care about, but that the political elites want to avoid discussing. But populism also tends to deny the existence of divisions of interests and opinions within “the people” and rejects the legitimacy of political opponents. When in power, populism try to circumvent or undermine the power of countervailing forces, including independent judges, media and the political opposition. How do we respond to this illiberal democratic response and find other ways to fix our undemocratic liberalism? How do we engage with people who fundamentally think differently than we do?