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Politics is too complex to be understood just in terms of Left and Right

Wheatley, Jonathan (2015) Politics is too complex to be understood just in terms of Left and Right. British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

What does it really mean to be “right” or “left” in England today? Can we be certain that all who identify as conservative are against immigration? Or can we say that anyone opposing Trident is invariably “left”? And can we assume that one can never be both pro-immigration and “right-wing” in economic terms? Jonathan Wheatley explains ideology has a cultural and an economic dimension, and each should be assessed separately. He also argues that for many voters, the terms “left” and “right”, especially in economic terms, don’t mean much.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 14:21
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 23:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73474

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