‘Politics, punditry, and the foreign gaze: the crisis in Portugal and the media’ | R. Lopes & J. Borges Reis- openDemocracy

‘Politics, punditry, and the foreign gaze: the crisis in Portugal and the media’ | R. Lopes & J. Borges Reis- openDemocracy

These developments are connected to the discrediting of politics and politicians – a recognised trend in core western countries. In the case of Portugal, this is compounded in its short democratic history by a yo-yo trajectory of upward and downward mobility (1980s and 1990s versus the 2000s) that instils insecurity and undermines the appeal of democratic politics.

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