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

  title={Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism: Economic Have-Nots and Cultural Backlash},
  author={Ronald F. Inglehart and Pippa Norris},
  journal={AARN: Political Organization (Topic)},
  • R. InglehartP. Norris
  • Published 29 July 2016
  • Political Science, Economics
  • AARN: Political Organization (Topic)
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… 

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