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Rising ethnic diversity in the West may fuel a (temporary) populist right backlash

Kaufmann, Eric and Goodwin, Matthew (2018) Rising ethnic diversity in the West may fuel a (temporary) populist right backlash. British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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When people’s neighbourhoods or wider social contexts change in visible ways, as with increasing ethnic diversity, it can be disconcerting for established residents, and trigger perceptions of ‘threats’ that evoke ‘backlash’ political responses. Alternatively the diffusion of ethnic groups may increase knowledge and tolerance. Drawing on a metaanalysis of studies on the topic, Eric Kaufmann and Matthew Goodwin argue that ethnic diversity transitions may contribute to a populist right backlash. However, such effects may be temporary.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2021 23:27
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 14:17

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