Authoritarian anti-populism?

The authoritarian tendencies of populist governments (manipulating the constitution and/or the electoral system so as to tighten their grip on power, curtailing the independence of the judiciary, attacking independent media and NGOs, denigrating liberal values, promoting nationalism and chauvinism etc.) are firmly established in the literature. But what about the understudied, though ubiquitous, companion of populism, namely anti-populism, i.e. a political discourse that operationalizes the pejorative connotations of populism? In particular, what if anti-populist discourse may support practices similar to the ones which are ascribed to authoritarian populism? I shall explore this possibility by taking a closer look at constitutional developments in Greece during the pandemic. Before that, I shall attempt to define anti-populism from the standpoint of constitutionalism, drawing from the (sparse) literature on anti-populism in the field of political and social theory.