Getting back in the DeLorean: modernization vs. anti-modernization in contemporary British politics

  title={Getting back in the DeLorean: modernization vs. anti-modernization in contemporary British politics},
  author={P. Kerr and Emma Foster and A. Oaten and Neema Begum},
  journal={Policy Studies},
  pages={292 - 309}
ABSTRACT This article highlights a growing clash between mainstream modernizing and populist anti-modernizing forces in the UK. Whilst scholarship on UK party politics has, for the past three decades, focussed on processes of party modernization, little attention has been paid to the countervailing processes of resistance towards modernization. This contrasts with comparative studies, which show that throughout much of Europe modernization processes have worked to produce populist backlashes… Expand
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