Understanding UKIP: Identity, social change and the left behind

@article{Ford2014UnderstandingUI,
  title={Understanding UKIP: Identity, social change and the left behind},
  author={Robert Ford and Matthew J. Goodwin},
  journal={The Political Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={85},
  pages={277-284}
}
In this article we explore the structural shifts which help explain the emergence of UKIP as a major radical-right political force in Britain. There are two distinct, but related, aspects to this story. The first is the changes to Britain's economic and social structure that have pushed to the margins a class of voters who we describe as the ‘left behind’: older, working-class, white voters with few educational qualifications. The second is long-term generational changes in the values that… 
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