In white identity politics, ashley Jardina offers a landmark analysis of emerging patterns of white identity and collective political behavior, drawing on sweeping data. White identity politics shows that disaffected whites are not just found among the working class; they make up a broad proportion of the American public - with profound implications for political behavior and the future of racial conflict in America.
White Identity Politics Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology #ad - Where past research on whites' racial attitudes emphasized out-group hostility, Jardina brings into focus the significance of in-group identity and favoritism.
Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our IdentityUniversity of Chicago Press #ad -
Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of AmericaPrinceton University Press #ad - A gripping in-depth look at the presidential election that stunned the worldDonald Trump’s election victory resulted in one of the most unexpected presidencies in history. The result was an epic battle not just for the White House but about what America should be. Identity crisis provides the definitive account of the campaign that seemed to break all the political rules―but in fact didn’t.
Featuring a new afterword by the authors that discusses the 2018 midterms and today’s emerging political trends, and how the Trump campaign exacerbated these divisions by hammering away on race, immigration, this compelling book describes how Trump’s victory was foreshadowed by changes in the Democratic and Republican coalitions that were driven by people’s racial and ethnic identities, and religion.
Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and Authoritarian PopulismCambridge University Press #ad - The conclusion highlights the dangers of this development and what could be done to mitigate the risks to liberal democracy. Authoritarian populist parties have advanced in many countries, and entered government in states as diverse as Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland. Even small parties can still shift the policy agenda, as demonstrated by UKIP's role in catalyzing Brexit.
Drawing on new evidence, this book advances a general theory why the silent revolution in values triggered a backlash fuelling support for authoritarian populist parties and leaders in the US and Europe.
Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White MajoritiesHarry N. Abrams #ad - Tracing four ways of dealing with this transformation—fight, flight, repress, and join—he charts different scenarios and calls for us to move beyond empty talk about national identity. As western societies are becoming increasingly mixed-race, demographic change is transforming politics. In this groundbreaking book, political scientist Eric Kaufmann examines the evidence to explore ethnic change in North American and Western Europe.
Over half of american babies are non-white, and by the end of the century, minorities and those of mixed race are projected to form the majority in the UK and other countries. The early stages of this transformation have led to a populist disruption, tearing a path through the usual politics of left and right.
Deeply thought provoking, demographic, and drawing on detailed and extraordinary survey, enriched with illustrative stories, and electoral data, Whiteshift will redefine the way we discuss race in the twenty-first century. If we want to avoid more radical political divisions, he argues, we have to open up debate about the future of white majorities.
Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities #ad - . One of the most crucial challenges of our time is to enable conservatives as well as cosmopolitans to view whiteshift as a positive development. Whiteshift: the turbulent journey from a world of racially homogeneous white majorities to one of racially hybrid majorities This is the century of whiteshift.
Ethnic transformation will continue, but conservative whites are unlikely to exit quietly; their feelings of alienation are already redrawing political lines and convulsing societies across the West.
Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's HeartlandBasic Books #ad - Interviewing a range of everyday americans, resistance to the Affordable Care Act in Tennessee, he examines how racial resentment has fueled progun laws in Missouri, and cuts to schools and social services in Kansas. But as dying of whiteness shows, the policies that result actually place white Americans at ever-greater risk of sickness and death.
Physician Jonathan M. A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences -- even for the white voters they promise to helpNamed one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Esquire and the Boston GlobeIn the era of Donald Trump, many lower- and middle-class white Americans are drawn to politicians who pledge to make their lives great again.
Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland #ad - And he shows these policies' costs: increasing deaths by gun suicide, falling life expectancies, and rising dropout rates. Metzl's quest to understand the health implications of "backlash governance" leads him across America's heartland. White americans, metzl argues, must reject the racial hierarchies that promise to aid them but in fact lead our nation to demise.
The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker Chicago Studies in American PoliticsUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - In a time of rising inequality, Walker not only survived a bitterly contested recall that brought thousands of protesters to Capitol Square, he was subsequently reelected. The politics of resentment Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker. The politics of resentment shows that rural resentment—no less than partisanship, race, or class—plays a major role in dividing America against itself.
What can look like disagreements about basic political principles are therefore actually rooted in something even more fundamental: who we are as people and how closely a candidate’s social identity matches our own. Since the election of scott walker, Wisconsin has been seen as ground zero for debates about the appropriate role of government in the wake of the Great Recession.
The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker Chicago Studies in American Politics #ad - Using scott walker and wisconsin’s prominent and protracted debate about the appropriate role of government, Cramer illuminates the contours of rural consciousness, showing how place-based identities profoundly influence how people understand politics, regardless of whether urban politicians and their supporters really do shortchange or look down on those living in the country.
How could this happen? how is it that the very people who stand to benefit from strong government services not only vote against the candidates who support those services but are vehemently against the very idea of big government? With The Politics of Resentment, Katherine J. Cramer uncovers an oft-overlooked piece of the puzzle: rural political consciousness and the resentment of the “liberal elite.
Rural voters are distrustful that politicians will respect the distinct values of their communities and allocate a fair share of resources.
Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public Chicago Studies in American PoliticsUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - In neither liberal nor conservative, Donald Kinder and Nathan Kalmoe argue that ideological innocence applies nearly as well to the current state of American public opinion. The ideological battles between American political elites show up as scattered skirmishes in the general public, if they show up at all.
Real liberals and real conservatives are found in impressive numbers only among those who are deeply engaged in political life. If ideology is out of reach for all but a few who are deeply and seriously engaged in political life, how do Americans decide whom to elect president; whether affirmative action is good or bad? Kinder and Kalmoe offer a persuasive group-centered answer.
But average Americans do not. Political preferences arise less from ideological differences than from the attachments and antagonisms of group life. University of Chicago Press. This, was the position staked out by philip converse in his famous essay on belief systems, at least, which drew on surveys carried out during the Eisenhower Era to conclude that most Americans were innocent of ideology.
Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public Chicago Studies in American Politics #ad - Well, american elites disagree fiercely. The political parties are more polarized today than at any time since the Civil War. The politics of resentment Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker. Americans disagree, fiercely, about just about everything, from terrorism and national security, to taxes and government spending, to immigration and gay marriage.
National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal DemocracyPenguin Random House UK #ad - The politics of resentment Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker. A crucial new guide to one of the most urgent political phenomena of our time: the rise of national populism Across the West, there is a rising tide of people who feel excluded, immigrants, and increasingly hostile towards minorities, alienated from mainstream politics, and neo-liberal economics.
This radical turn, we are told, is a last howl of rage from an aging electorate on the verge of extinction. Many of these voters are turning to national populist movements, from the United States to France, which have begun to change the face of Western liberal democracy, Austria to the UK. Their leaders are fascistic and their politics anti-democratic; their existence a side-show to liberal democracy.
National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy #ad - Written by two of the foremost experts on fascism and the rise of national populism, this lucid and deeply-researched book is a vital guide to our transformed political landscape. University of Chicago Press. But this version of events, as Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin show, could not be further from the truth.
Challenging conventional wisdoms, eatwell and Goodwin make a compelling case for serious, respectful engagement with the supporters and ideas of national populism—not least because it is a tide that won't be stemmed anytime soon.
Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government Princeton Studies in Political BehaviorPrinceton University Press #ad - Now with new analysis of the 2016 elections, Democracy for Realists provides a powerful challenge to conventional thinking, pointing the way toward a fundamentally different understanding of the realities and potential of democratic government. When parties are roughly evenly matched, elections often turn on irrelevant or misleading considerations such as economic spurts or downturns beyond the incumbents' control; the outcomes are essentially random.
Why our belief in government by the people is unrealistic―and what we can do about itDemocracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human nature of democratic citizens.
Christopher achen and larry bartels deploy a wealth of social-scientific evidence, including ingenious original analyses of topics ranging from abortion politics and budget deficits to the Great Depression and shark attacks, to show that the familiar ideal of thoughtful citizens steering the ship of state from the voting booth is fundamentally misguided.
Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government Princeton Studies in Political Behavior #ad - Thus, voters do not control the course of public policy, even indirectly. Achen and bartels argue that democratic theory needs to be founded on identity groups and political parties, not on the preferences of individual voters. They demonstrate that voters―even those who are well informed and politically engaged―mostly choose parties and candidates on the basis of social identities and partisan loyalties, not political issues.
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The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in PoliticsCambridge University Press #ad - The politics of resentment Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker. The book examines both the causes of this and the consequences. Drawing on survey data from the last forty years, experiments, and rhetoric analysis, Phoenix finds that - from Reagan to Trump - black Americans register significantly less anger than their white counterparts and that anger in contrast to pride has a weaker mobilizing effect on their political participation.
Anger is a powerful mobilizing force in american politics on both sides of the political aisle, but does it motivate all groups equally? This book offers a new conceptualization of anger as a political resource that mobilizes black and white Americans differentially to exacerbate political inequality.
The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics #ad - Pointing to black americans' tempered expectations of politics and the stigmas associated with black anger, it shows how race and lived experience moderate the emergence of emotions and their impact on behavior. University of Chicago Press. The book makes multiple theoretical contributions and offers important practical insights for political strategy.