Autism,“Stigma,” Disability: A Shifting Historical Terrain – Current Anthropology – article

Autism,“Stigma,” Disability: A Shifting Historical Terrain

Roy R. Grinker | Current Anthropology

2019-10-26

Populist politicians have to deal with a foundational paradox, i.e. ruling without being contaminated by the corrupting influence of power – Strategies to shield populists’ political actions from the accusations that populist parties have flung against pre-existing elites – The Italian Five Star Movement as a populist political discourse resorting to legalist strategies – Legalism as a way of introducing political reforms as mandatory actions, required by some sort of exclusionary, pre-existing legal rule rather than the product of ideological confrontation and political compromise – Populism as an anti-political response to factionalism – Lottery system, absolute neutrality and the end of politics

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