Hall, Peter A. (2012) This year’s American Presidential election is a contest between those who advocate the politics of “everyone for themselves” and those of intergenerational fairness: European social democrats should watch closely. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Jul 2012) Blog Entry.
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What are the implications of the upcoming U.S Presidential elections for progressive politics? Peter A. Hall argues that the contest will be run against a background of a country divided along party lines and a public that is deeply distrustful of the government. This distrust, combined with a recessionary ethic of “everyone for themselves”, which contrasts sharply with progressives’ appeals for ‘fairness’ mean that Europe should keep a close eye on the election race and its outcome.
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|Additional Information:||© 2012 The Author|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
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