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Labour’s problem is that many now identify the party with social security ‘scroungers’ and immigrants

Shaw, Eric (2014) Labour’s problem is that many now identify the party with social security ‘scroungers’ and immigrants. British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Jan 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Social identities and perceptions of social cleavages have not lost their mobilising capacity: they have been reconfigured, argues Eric Shaw. People are less likely, for example, to see themselves (in a politically significant way) as working class but as respectable ‘hard-working families’. The problem that Miliband and the Labour party have is that many people associate them with benefit claimants and immigrants.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 10:54
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 23:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73838

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