Identity Politics as an Alternative to Conservatism and Social Democracy: The Emergence of Neo-volkism in Advanced Western Societies
By: Alan Arwine (author), Lawrence C. Mayer (author)Hardback
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This study argues that an emerging politics of identity is gradually replacing the politics of interests that has traditionally dominated the political arena in advanced industrial societies. It updates the literature on new political cleavages with a perspective that emphasizes both national patriotism and sub-cultural defense, and backs up its analysis with a large body of evidence concerning ongoing political conflicts.
Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: The Crises of Classic Conservatism and Social Democracy in the West; Chapter 3: The Emergence of a New Populism: The Anglo-American Cases; Chapter 4: Attitudes and Support for Neo-Populist Parties at the National Level; Chapter 5: Sub-Cultural Defense: The Politics of Identity at the Regional Level; Chapter 6: Assessing the Competing Explanations of the Rise of Populist Parties; Chapter 7: Conclusions: The Recrudescence of Neo-Volkism; Index.
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