Theme: Political Ideas | Content Type: Book review

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

Vassilis Fouskas


Gage Skidmore

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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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Includes a commentary by Colin Crouch on the dark heart of today's Conservative party, an article by Stewart Lansley tracing the history of ‘crowding out’, and its use as a justification for austerity and state deflation; and Tim Vlandas and Kate Alexander-Shaw debating the political economy of age. In our reports and surveys section, Deborah Mabbett asks where next for curbing London's emissions? The issue also includes a selection of book reviews such as Andrew Gamble on The Culture of Accountability: A Democratic Virtue by Gianfranco Pasquino and Riccardo Pelizzo, and Leila Simona Talani on Europe's Coming of Age by Loukas Tsoukalis.

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