Politics

Are the elites driving nationalism in post-Brexit Britain?

What has Mike Savage’s analysis revealed about nationalist sentiments across British society?

Instances of racist hate crimes have surged in the UK since the 2016 Brexit referendum. The rise of populist nationalism in many parts of the developed world testifies to the resurgence of fears around intensified immigration, and to the renewed power of racism.

Professor Mike Savage examines the varying forms of nationalism harboured amongst British elites, and considers how intensifying inequalities inform volatile nationalist and racist sentiments across British society.

The politics of nationalism and racism in post-Brexit Britain

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