Theme: Political Ideas | Content Type: Book review

Review: The Ideology of Political Reactionaries, by Richard Shorten.

Vassilis Fouskas

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Over the last fifteen years or so, the Euro-Atlantic political systems have been tarnished by movements that can be named as ‘reactionary’, ‘extreme right-wing’ or ‘populist’. The reactionary, nationalistic and xenophobic ideologies of the ‘alt-right’ displaced the Clintonian and Blairite liberal left, occupying much of its political space and reorganising the ideological and political settings amidst multiple socioeconomic crises (global financial crisis, Eurozone crisis, Brexit, Trumpism, Covid-19, Ukraine).

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    Vassilis Fouskas

    Vassilis Fouskas is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Study of States, Markets and People (STAMP) at the University of East London.

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