The Road to Somewhere
the populist revolt and the future of politics
- ISBN: 9781849047999
- Editorial: C. Hurst & Co. Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2017
- Lugar de la edición: London. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 22 cm
- Nº Pág.: 273
- Idiomas: Inglés
Several decades of greater economic and cultural openness in the West have not benefited all our citizens. Among those who have been left behind, a populist politics of culture and identity has successfully challenged the traditional politics of Left and Right, creating a new division: between the mobile 'achieved' identity of the people from Anywhere, and the marginalised, roots-based identity of the people from Somewhere. This schism accounts for the Brexit vote, the election of Donald Trump, the decline of the centre-left, and the rise of populism across Europe.David Goodhart's compelling investigation of the new global politics reveals how the Somewhere backlash is a democratic response to the dominance of Anywhere interests, in everything from mass higher education to mass immigration.