Love the Leader, Hate the State: Narcissistic Protests against Democratic Rule

Barry Richards


Following a rapid growth in the number of democracies around the world in the closing decades of the twentieth century, we are now seeing many democratic states faltering or in crisis[1], unable to prevent the break-up of their publics into bitterly opposed groups, and with their legitimacy increasingly questioned. So why is democracy[2] proving so difficult to sustain


psychoanalysis, democracy, ambivalence

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