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The Good Politician: Folk Theories, Political Interaction, and the Rise of Anti-Politics

By Nicholas Clarke |

Tweet Today, our new book is published by Cambridge University Press (see www.cambridge.org/9781108459815). Here is the blurb from the back cover: Surveys show a lack of trust in political actors and institutions across much of the democratic world. Populist politicians and parties attempt to capitalise on this political disaffection. Commentators worry about our current ‘age […]

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The Good Politician

By Nicholas Clarke |

Tweet We’ve just signed the contract for a book with Cambridge University Press. The title is ‘The Good Politician: Folk Theories, Political Interaction, and the Rise of Anti-Politics’. We’re hoping the book will be available from May/June 2018. It will cover: the phenomenon and conceptualisation of anti-politics; why anti-politics matters; the historical development of anti-political sentiment […]

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The decline in diffuse support for national politics

By Nicholas Clarke |

Tweet We’ve just published the following paper in Public Opinion Quarterly: ‘The decline in diffuse support for national politics: The long view on political discontent in Britain‘. Here is the abstract: This research note considers how to track long-term trajectories of political discontent in Britain. Many accounts are confined to using either survey data drawn […]

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Changing spaces of political encounter and the rise of anti-politics

By Nicholas Clarke |

Tweet We’ve just published the following paper in Political Geography: ‘Changing spaces of political encounter and the rise of anti-politics: Evidence from Mass Observation’s General Election diaries‘. Here is the abstract: Negativity towards the institutions of formal politics is currently a concern across much of the democratic world. It is generally agreed that such negativity […]

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