Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain

Ford, Robert and Goodwin, Matthew J. (2014) Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain. Routledge Studies in Extremism and Democracy . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, 336 pp. ISBN 9780415661508. E-ISBN 9781315859057. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is the most significant new party in British politics for a generation. In recent years UKIP and their charismatic leader Nigel Farage have captivated British politics, media and voters. Yet both the party and the roots of its support remain poorly understood. Where has this political revolt come from? Who is supporting them, and why? How are UKIP attempting to win over voters? And how far can their insurgency against the main parties go? Drawing on a wealth of new data – from surveys of UKIP voters to extensive interviews with party insiders – in this book prominent political scientists Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin put UKIP's revolt under the microscope and show how many conventional wisdoms about the party and the radical right are wrong. Along the way they provide unprecedented insight into this new revolt, and deliver some crucial messages for those with an interest in the state of British politics, the radical right in Europe and political behaviour more generally.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Matthew Goodwin
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 11:42 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2016 12:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54374 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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