Long-Term Economic Distress, Cultural Backlash, and Support for Brexit

  title={Long-Term Economic Distress, Cultural Backlash, and Support for Brexit},
  author={Miguel Carreras and Yasemin Irepoglu Carreras and S. Bowler},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={1396 - 1424}
  • Miguel Carreras, Yasemin Irepoglu Carreras, S. Bowler
  • Published 2019
  • Economics
  • Comparative Political Studies
  • Economic and cultural factors are often presented as alternative explanations of Brexit. Most studies have failed to recognize the interplay between contextual economic factors and individual attitudes such as nativism and Euroscepticism. We argue that both economic and cultural factors matter to explain the outcome of the referendum. Economic factors are critical because they shape cultural attitudes. British citizens who live in economically depressed and declining districts are more likely… CONTINUE READING
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