Popular Understandings of Politics in Britain, 1937-2015

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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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