People that organize protests in the streets, the “Square People”, seem to create a re-legitimation of the status quo rather than positive change, says Ivan Krastev: today’s street protests are not necessarily a sign of more democratisation but signalise political mistrust and a disconnection between protest and representation. On the other hand, it feeds populism on a global scale by leaving aside the traditional political parties.

Interview: Nina zu Fürstenberg

Production and Text Editing: Giancarlo Bosetti

Video: Volkan Güclü

Video Editing: Anna Fanuele

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