• Boban Stojkoski


Population in meeting political or other goals of political parties, groupings, social movements, etc. is one of the most favorite tools of the representatives of these groups. Today, as before, with that difference, it seems that today as never before, populism is used to convey the various messages from political parties. Campaigns, regular exits, slogans, messages and all other ways that modern political subjects and their leaders are trying to get in touch with the people and convey their message are themselves populist. Although, as will be noted in the further course of this paper, populism does not always have to be understood as a negative phenomenon whose influence undermines the democratic capacity of a country. This paper aims to present and analyze the basic functions of populism, which are an integral part of almost every political subject in every country. Additionally, I will try to explain the link between populism with some social and political phenomena that happened and happen at this moment in the world and in Europe. The representation of those links seems to play a significant role if we want to find out why processes are going in the way that flows instantaneously and how much the use of populism has helped during the events. One of the goals of this paper will also address the way and methods used by political parties to get a certain audition and to be able to establish some kind of control. Also, here we will also keep specific situations and examples of countries through their analysis to bring the demystification of the populist apparatus closer, why populism is so favored, what is its real power over the population, which are in general its functions and in what way the same is misused by political subjects and other social groups. Among other things, due to the extensiveness of this phenomenon and the need to analyze it from various aspects, this paper will concentrate solely on populism and its application to political goals


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How to Cite
Stojkoski, B. (2018). FUNCIONS OF THE POPULISAM IN POLITICS. Knowledge International Journal, 23(6), 1811 - 1814. Retrieved from