The risk of adverse consequences arising from the actions of governments or of governmental agencies.
The term may also extend to the consequences of the failure of government, or of a regime change.
This wider concept is sometimes known as 'geopolitical risk'.
Promising outlook despite populism risks
- "Despite serious political risks linked to populism on both sides of the Atlantic, the growth outlook looks very promising indeed."
- The Treasurer magazine, March 2017, p17 - Kallum Pickering, senior UK economist, Berenberg Bank.