Eric Kaufmann (Birkbeck College, University of London) on 'Why Identity and Norms, not Economics, Explains the Populist Moment'

4 April 2019, 5.00 PM - 4 April 2019, 7.00 PM

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The Centre of Ethnicity and Citizenship Seminar Series

Eric Kaufmann (Birkbeck College, University of London) will be discussing 'Why Identity and Norms, not Economics, Explains the Populist Moment'.

Date: 4th April 2019

Time: 5-7pm

Venue: G1 7 Priory Rd

Abstract:

Whiteshift argues that the current upsurge of right-wing populism in the West stems from the existential plight of white majorities in an age of large-scale North-South migration. Based on extensive survey, demographic and electoral data rather than anecdotes and impressions, it sets out four main white responses to ethnic change: fight, flee, repress and join. It looks ahead, projecting the rise of mixed-race majorities in the West, but viewing this less as a futuristic end of identity than evidence for Whiteshift, the absorption of a great deal of ethnoracial difference into historic white majorities.

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