Revolt on the Right [EPUB]

Revolt on the Right [EPUB]
Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain by Robert Ford, Matthew J Goodwin
2014 | EPUB | 4.77MB

Since 2010, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has become the most successful challenger to the three main parties in postwar English politics. Yet important questions about this political insurgency, and support for the radical right more generally, remain unanswered.

  • What trends have made the rise of UKIP possible?
  • How has the party sought to connect with voters in terms of strategy and ideological appeals?
  • Who is voting for the party, why, and what do these changing political loyalties tell us about the current state of British politics and society?
  • To what extent, if at all, are these supporters the ‘mirror image’ of radical right voters elsewhere in Europe?
  • And how far can UKIP go in a political system that is stacked against smaller parties?

Drawing on an unprecedented amount of data, from large-scale surveys of UKIP voters to extensive interviews with party insiders, Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin take readers inside this political revolt and put its support under the microscope. The result is a data-rich but accessible account that is essential reading for anyone who is interested in British politics, the radical right and electoral behaviour.