Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism: Economic Have-Nots and Cultural Backlash

@article{Inglehart2016TrumpBA,
  title={Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism: Economic Have-Nots and Cultural Backlash},
  author={R. Inglehart and P. Norris},
  journal={Public Choice: Analysis of Collective Decision-Making eJournal},
  year={2016}
}
  • R. Inglehart, P. Norris
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Public Choice: Analysis of Collective Decision-Making eJournal
Rising support for populist parties has disrupted the politics of many Western societies. What explains this phenomenon? Two theories are examined here. Perhaps the most widely-held view of mass support for populism--the economic insecurity perspective--emphasizes the consequences of profound changes transforming the workforce and society in post-industrial economies. Alternatively, the cultural backlash thesis suggests that support can be explained as a reaction against cultural changes that… Expand
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