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Brexitland : identity, diversity and the reshaping of British politics / Maria Sobolewska, Robert Ford.

Author/Creator:
Sobolewska, Maria K. (Maria Kazimiera), 1979- author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
European Union -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 2007-.
Contents:
Cover
Half-title
Reviews
Title page
Copyright information
Contents
List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: How Britain Became Brexitland
Brexit is not Year Zero
Part I Demographic change and the emergence of new political divides over identity
Part II Identity conflicts from New Labour to the Coalition
Part III Brexitland
Inevitable limitations and omissions
Conclusion
Part I Demographic change and the emergence of new political divides over identity
2 Social Change, Ethnocentrism and the Emergence of New Identity Divides
Introduction
Education: university expansion and the rise of the graduate class
Racial diversity and immigration: the rise of multiracial Britain
Ethnocentrism: how educational and ethnic divides translate into political conflicts
From demographic change to political conflict: conviction liberals, necessity liberals and identity conservatives
Educational expansion and the rise of conviction liberals
Ethnic diversity and necessity liberal ethnic minorities
Decline and backlash: identity conservatives
Identity polarisation: generations and geography
From demographic change to political change: is demography destiny?
3 Divided Over Diversity: Identity Conservatives And Identity Liberals
Introduction
Identity conservatives: ethnocentrism as a political agenda
Graduate conviction liberals: social norms and the politics of anti-racism
Ethnic minority necessity liberals: discrimination, linked fate and strategic alliances
Why identity conflicts are polarising: a clash of social norms
Conclusion
4 Legacies of Empire: Commonwealth Immigration and the Historical Roots of Identity Politics Divides
Introduction
The origins of the first wave: the entanglement of citizenship and Empire
Public opposition to migration in the first wave
The elite-mass divide on immigration in the first wave
The political activation of ethnocentrism: Enoch Powell and 'Rivers of Blood'
After Powell: the consolidation of an identity politics divide
Mobilisation on the left: entrenching anti-racism norms
Conclusion: why did liberal immigration policies persist for so long?
Part II Identity conflicts from New Labour to the Coalition
5 The Long Divorce: Parties and Voters Parting Ways
Introduction
Parties leaving voters: centralisation and professionalisation
Voters leaving parties: de-alignment and disengagement
A flag to rally around: the second wave of immigration and the activation of identity politics
Ethnocentric activation: how immigration mobilised identity divides into politics
Conclusion
6 The Identity Conservative Insurgency and the Rise of UKIP
Introduction
Riding on reputation: the Conservatives and immigration under New Labour
Early warning signs: the BNP and UKIP under New Labour
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Cambridge Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 24, 2020).
Contributor:
Ford, Robert Anthony, 1980- author.
Cambridge University Press
ISBN:
9781108562485
1108562485
9781108473576
1108473571
1108473571
9781108473576
1108461905
9781108461900
Publisher Number:
99986347817
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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