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The idea that English nationalism has powered support for Brexit is unduly simplistic and requires re-examination

Kenny, Michael (2016) The idea that English nationalism has powered support for Brexit is unduly simplistic and requires re-examination. Democratic Audit UK (22 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

English sentiment has been important to the tenor and character of the Vote Leave campaign, but Michael Kenny writes there are reasons to be sceptical that English nationalism has had a clear, causal role in the EU Referendum. He asks whether the picture of the ‘two Englands’ – one progressive and cosmopolitan, the other populist and nationalist – draws too sharp a distinction between them, and in doing so underplays the extent to which fears about cultural identity, inequality and immigration are shared in very different kinds of places and communities.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
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 > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 14:26
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2019 00:43
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80632

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