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Backlash against the status quo does not always lead to positive-sum gains

Johnston, Alison (2016) Backlash against the status quo does not always lead to positive-sum gains. LSE Brexit (30 Jun 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The result from last week’s vote highlights the dangers of anti-status quo politics to the public at large and the working class in particular. Alison Johnston argues that anti-status quo politics in the Brexit referendum selected false scapegoats as targets of outrage, as facts, experts and political and economic reason were drowned out by grand visions of change. She concludes that political backlash against the status quo does not always lead to positive-sum gains: rather, it may simply and solely make things worse.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 14:44
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 00:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73042

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