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Anti-System Politics: The Crisis of Market Liberalism in Rich Democracies

Jonathan Hopkin


Recent elections in the advanced Western democracies have undermined the basic foundations of political systems that had previously beaten back all challenges—from both the Left and the Right. The election of Donald Trump to the US presidency, only months after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, signaled a dramatic shift in the politics of the rich democracies. This book traces the evolution of this shift and argues that it is a long-term result of abandoning the postwar model of egalitarian capitalism in the 1970s. That shift entailed weakening the democratic process in fav ... More

Keywords: Donald Trump, European Union, financial crisis, egalitarian capitalism, anti-system politics, electoral instability, postwar model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190699765
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190699765.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Hopkin, author
Associate Professor of Politics, LSE