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Social polarisation at the local level: why inequality must be re-politicised from within different localities

Fransham, Mark and Koch, Insa (2021) Social polarisation at the local level: why inequality must be re-politicised from within different localities. British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Mark Fransham and Insa Koch examine how intensifying inequality in the UK plays out at a local level. They distinguish differing dynamics of ‘elite-based’ polarisation (in Oxford and Tunbridge Wells) and ‘poverty-based’ polarisation (in Margate and Oldham). They write that, although across these four towns marginalised communities express a sense of local belonging, tensions between social groups remain strong and all towns are marked by a weak or ‘squeezed middle’.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: International Inequalities Institute
Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2021 09:15
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 18:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110108

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