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Book review: reactionary democracy: how racism and the populist far right became mainstream by Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter

Süß, Rahel (2020) Book review: reactionary democracy: how racism and the populist far right became mainstream by Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (26 Jul 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Reactionary Democracy: How Racism and the Populist Far Right Became Mainstream, Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter challenge the assumption that democracy is necessarily progressive through introducing the notion of ‘reactionary democracy’, showing how narratives that claim that the resurgence of racism, populism and the far right are the result of popular demands obscure the manipulation of the idea of ‘the people’ for reactionary ends by those in power. This is an indispensable book, writes Rahel Süß, and is a must-read for those seeking to contest prevailing ideas about the relationship between racism and liberal democracy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 11:30
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2021 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105966

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