A crucial new guide to one of the most important phenomena of our time- the rise of populism in the West.
Roger Eatwell is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University
of Bath. He has published widely on fascism and populism, including
Fascism- a History.
Matthew J. Goodwin is Professor of Politics at the University of Kent and a Senior Fellow at Chatham House. He has published five books, including Brexit- Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union and the Paddy Power Political Book of the Year 2015 (for Revolt on the Right- Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain). He writes regularly for The New York Times, the Financial Times and Politico, and has worked with more than 200 organisations on issues relating to political volatility in the West. He lives in London.
Compelling ... Eatwell and Goodwin do a good job of demolishing
lazy stereotypes about Trump and Brexit supporters being almost
exclusively white and old ... Measured and insightful * Sunday
A fascinating new study ... the authors analyse the long-term demographic and socioeconomic trends shaping our age of upheaval. The attraction of this book lies in its cool, dispassionate tone. The authors intend to explain and inform rather than polemicise -- Jason Cowley * The Sunday Times *
Intelligent, counterintuitive ... [ranging] far beyond Brexit and Britain ... they put a parochial debate in a much bigger context * Economist *
Valuable ... A finely organised, lucid explanation of the elements presently constituting the most dynamic political movements in Europe and the US -- John Lloyd * Financial Times *
A useful corrective... it demolishes the myth that young people aren't attracted to the populist right -- Sarah Baxter * The Sunday Times *
A reality check to any clinging to the hope that populism is a passing political squall ... Goodwin is one of the few academics to be vindicated by the political trends of the past few years. With a forensic grasp of the detail, Eatwell and Goodwin show how commentators have succumbed to "stereotypes that correspond with their outlook" rather than evidence-based conclusions -- Asa Bennett * Telegraph *
Convincing, powerful and very definitely worth a read -- Robert Colvile, Director of CPS Think Tank
An important and stimulating book .. well written, well argued, highly accessible to the lay reader, and mercifully free of political science jargon ... it leaves room for optimism for the future of our country -- Roger Liddle * Progress *
An invaluable guide to the new politics of revolt ... Eatwell and Goodwin draw attention to the historic problem that liberalism has faced in accepting democracy. They give us the theoretical framework to understand national populism's rise ... Compelling -- Jon Holbrook * Spiked *
Informative and often compelling, providing clarity around a number of key debates within political science and political theory [...] Usefully, they provide copious evidence that rightwing populism has been a long time in the making. -- Will Davies * Guardian *
Unlike other authors, they do not write to warn and condemn, but to understand the movement ... Populist leaders are confrontational, mendacious and ruthless -- but those who follow them need to have their fears, resentments and beliefs addressed * Reuters *
Superb ... one of the best of the post-Trump analyses -- Tim Stanley
A provocative book, well worth reading -- Matthew Partridge * Moneyweek *
Eatwell and Goodwin rightly point out that the UK's political and economic system is, for many people, broken -- Gavin Esler * The National *