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It’s NOT the economy, stupid: Brexit as a story of personal values

Kaufmann, Eric (2016) It’s NOT the economy, stupid: Brexit as a story of personal values. British Politics and Policy at LSE (07 Jul 2016). Website.

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The story of the referendum is usually told through geography: areas that had been left behind by globalisation voted to Leave. But this tells us only so much, writes Eric Kaufmann. Knowing where Leave voters live does not, in itself, explain why individuals chose to vote a certain way. Here, he demonstrates the importance of invisible differences between groups, and argues that it was primarily values that motivated voters, not economic inequality.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 13:39
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 10:39

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