The Road to Somewhere

The Road to Somewhere

The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics

Book - 2017
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Greater economic and cultural openness in the West has not worked for all citizens. Among those who've benefitted least, a populist politics of culture and identity has risen to challenge the traditional politics of left and right, creating a new division: between the mobile 'achieved' identity of the people from Anywhere, and the more marginalised, roots-based identity of the people from Somewhere. This value divide helps to account for the Brexit vote in Britain, the election of Donald Trump, the decline of the centre-left, and the rise of populism across Europe. David Goodhart's framework for understanding contemporary politics shows how the Somewhere backlash is a democratic response to the dominance of Anywhere interests in everything from mass higher education to mass immigration and the EU.
Publisher: London :, Hurst & Company,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781849047999
Branch Call Number: 320.5662 GOO
Characteristics: viii, 278 pages ; 23 cm

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