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✓ Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and Authoritarian Populism (English Edition) eBook: Norris, Pippa, Inglehart, Ronald: Amazon.it: Kindle Store Ñ Download by ¹ Pippa Norris The book is a rigorous piece of research using well established data sources which sets out to establish a theory of cultural backlash to explain current trends toward populism across the world The research methodology is interesting and is convincing in its justification of core assumptions The book will be of interest to anyone carrying out academic studies in politics, culture studies or other related areas of the social sciences.
Authoritarian Populist Parties Have Advanced In Many Countries, And Entered Government In States As Diverse As Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, And Switzerland Even Small Parties Can Still Shift The Policy Agenda, As Demonstrated By UKIP S Role In Catalyzing Brexit Drawing On New Evidence, This Book Advances A General Theory Why The Silent Revolution In Values Triggered A Backlash Fuelling Support For Authoritarian Populist Parties And Leaders In The US And Europe The Conclusion Highlights The Dangers Of This Development And What Could Be Done To Mitigate The Risks To Liberal Democracy La scrittrice riesce a fornire una interessantissima analisi della moderna situazione internazionale Un libro che mi tornato utile per lavoro ma che consiglio anche per la cultura personale di ciascuno di noi.
The book is a rigorous piece of research using well established data sources which sets out to establish a theory of cultural backlash to explain current trends toward populism across the world The research methodology is interesting and is convincing in its justification of core assumptions The book will be of interest to anyone carrying out academic studies in politics, culture studies or other related areas of the social sciences.
There is a lot of impressive data in this book making it a quick read if you skip the figures and tables Its central flaw comes in the foundational assessment that the Millennial and Gen X generations are somehow post materialist This theory is best summarized on pages 34 35 Economic and physical security have led to pervasive intergenerational cultural changes, bringing a shift from materialist to post materialist values People changed from giving top priority to economic and physical safety and conformity to group norms toward increasing emphasis on individual freedom Growing up under much secure conditions than their elders, the younger birth cohorts had considerably tolerant social norms and as they replaced the older cohorts in the adult population, the prevailing culture of their societies were gradually transformed It took decades for this to happen but it eventually gave rise to a positive feedback loop People take for granted the world into which they are born It seems normal and legitimate The cultural norms of high income conditions and the world into which one was born was much smaller for Millennials than for the Interwar generation Conversely, as time went by, the older cohorts experienced a growing gap between the norms of the world into which they had been born, and the world in which they lived The younger birth cohorts had experienced greater gender equality, tolerant sexual norms, and cultural diversity since birth and they seemed familiar and unthreatening For many older people, same sex marriage, women in leadership roles, multicultural diversity in cities, and, in the US, an African American President were disorienting departures from the norms they had known since childhood they felt they had become strangers in their own land The process of cultural change was reinforced by large scale immigration, rising access to college education, and urbanization The pace of long term cultural change can be accelerated or weakened by period effects associated with shifts in economic conditions and population migration I personally would prefer to believe that the election of Trump was actually a reaction to the fact that our economy today works for fewer and fewer people that if Obama had done to reduce inequality, he might not have been succeeded by Trump The alternative is that most older white Americans are irredeemable and we can only wait for them to die How can younger people be post materialist when their lives are materially harder than those of their parents There is only one chapter in this book on economic grievances.
To their credit, in their What is to be Done segment at the end of the book, the authors do submit a ringing endorsement of a frontal attack on inequality in democracies page 464 Western societies are currently regressing toward the authoritarian politics that is linked historically with economic insecurity But unlike the rise of Fascism during the Great Depression this does not result from objective scarcity Western societies possess abundant and growing resources, but they are increasingly misallocated from the standpoint of maximizing human well being Insecurity today results from growing inequality which is ultimately a political question Government intervention could reallocate a significant part of these resources to create meaningful jobs in healthcare, education, building infrastructure, environmental protection, research and development, care of the elderly, and the arts and humanities with the goal of improving the quality of life for society as a whole, rather than maximizing corporate profits This is a refreshing change from the authors insistence elsewhere that Bernie Sanders is a Libertarian Populist, or that the opposite of populism is pluralism It comes rather too late, however, so I deduct one star from my rating of this book It s only one star because I find it difficult to argue with the authors overall thesis that cultural issues really are the most important in contemporary Western politics I recommend reading this book if you are interested in that subject.
There is a lot of impressive data in this book making it a quick read if you skip the figures and tables Its central flaw comes in the foundational assessment that the Millennial and Gen X generations are somehow post materialist This theory is best summarized on pages 34 35 Economic and physical security have led to pervasive intergenerational cultural changes, bringing a shift from materialist to post materialist values People changed from giving top priority to economic and physical safety and conformity to group norms toward increasing emphasis on individual freedom Growing up under much secure conditions than their elders, the younger birth cohorts had considerably tolerant social norms and as they replaced the older cohorts in the adult population, the prevailing culture of their societies were gradually transformed It took decades for this to happen but it eventually gave rise to a positive feedback loop People take for granted the world into which they are born It seems normal and legitimate The cultural norms of high income conditions and the world into which one was born was much smaller for Millennials than for the Interwar generation Conversely, as time went by, the older cohorts experienced a growing gap between the norms of the world into which they had been born, and the world in which they lived The younger birth cohorts had experienced greater gender equality, tolerant sexual norms, and cultural diversity since birth and they seemed familiar and unthreatening For many older people, same sex marriage, women in leadership roles, multicultural diversity in cities, and, in the US, an African American President were disorienting departures from the norms they had known since childhood they felt they had become strangers in their own land The process of cultural change was reinforced by large scale immigration, rising access to college education, and urbanization The pace of long term cultural change can be accelerated or weakened by period effects associated with shifts in economic conditions and population migration I personally would prefer to believe that the election of Trump was actually a reaction to the fact that our economy today works for fewer and fewer people that if Obama had done to reduce inequality, he might not have been succeeded by Trump The alternative is that most older white Americans are irredeemable and we can only wait for them to die How can younger people be post materialist when their lives are materially harder than those of their parents There is only one chapter in this book on economic grievances.
To their credit, in their What is to be Done segment at the end of the book, the authors do submit a ringing endorsement of a frontal attack on inequality in democracies page 464 Western societies are currently regressing toward the authoritarian politics that is linked historically with economic insecurity But unlike the rise of Fascism during the Great Depression this does not result from objective scarcity Western societies possess abundant and growing resources, but they are increasingly misallocated from the standpoint of maximizing human well being Insecurity today results from growing inequality which is ultimately a political question Government intervention could reallocate a significant part of these resources to create meaningful jobs in healthcare, education, building infrastructure, environmental protection, research and development, care of the elderly, and the arts and humanities with the goal of improving the quality of life for society as a whole, rather than maximizing corporate profits This is a refreshing change from the authors insistence elsewhere that Bernie Sanders is a Libertarian Populist, or that the opposite of populism is pluralism It comes rather too late, however, so I deduct one star from my rating of this book It s only one star because I find it difficult to argue with the authors overall thesis that cultural issues really are the most important in contemporary Western politics I recommend reading this book if you are interested in that subject.
This is a long, long book on a subject that probably will interest few readers It speaks of changes in public perceptions that take place mostly in the Americas and Europe It speaks of generational cohorts and how, overall, the different age groups grow to maturity seeing the world in different ways The reader will find terms like Populism, Authoritarianism, Silent Revolution, Libertarian Pluralism, Post Materialism and of course, Cultural Backlash.
I suspect that readers will come away disagreeing on what is or is not important in this volume And I wonder if readers will agree on the principal point being made.
To this reviewer it appears that the book s subject can best be expressed by tackling it in the USA, using President Donald Trump and his voters as most current, active participants What follow are GENERALITIES, and certainly NOT the exact words of the authors This piece is my interpretation of the authors work A The population that came of age during the Inter war years between WW I and WW 2 1914 1945 tended to be steady, church going, patriotic persons accustomed to quiet regularity and old time values Farming and industry were their areas of interest and employment Silent Generation.
B The Baby Boomers were the next generation 1946 1962 Those times witnessed general optimism, easy employment, education opportunities and the beginnings of a loosening of traditional morality.
C Then came generation X 1963 1981 These people were independent, mistrustful, even rebellious towards authority Think of the Woodstock Generation in which the spirit Anything Goes and Unmarried Sex is how to get to know one another dominate Civil Rights goes forward And anti War in Vietnam Avoid Draft Go to Canada.
D Followed by the Millennials 1982 1996 , Gens X and Y 1997 2006 Therapy, Safe Spaces, PC, etc Homosexuals, Lesbians and Trans genders WELCOME Fill the military Svcs with them and women Progressive Univ faculties and managements Think USA is the world s principal problem Multiculturalism IS OUR STRENGTH E Cultural Backlash 2006 Appx onward Said to be working class, limited education and rural WITH EXCEPTIONS We Don t Like loose morals, PC, sissy college students who think they are technical experts Go home Muslims and Hispanics Build the Wall Go back to old values F I am Donald Trump and I am Running To Be the President Who Will Chase Liberals Out Of Washington and Illegals Out of the USA Vote For Me.
G Trump s voters win 2016 and result is Angry Hillary plus the US Intel Bureaus that crookedly worked for her Democrats and Media outraged Thought Hillary was a sure thing SHOCK BOO to Trump s Authoritarian Populists QUESTION What will be the next phase of politics and culture in the USA and World Reviewer s Closing Comments Cultural Backlash is comprehensive, well written and up to date I see the book as of a reference work than anythings else I predict few if any will ever call it fun reading Lots of notes and graphs Some graphs are useful Others are too crammed to be effective Has short Index.
Ronald Edwin Parsons, J.
D.
Atty at Law, Long Ret Reconsideration May, 23, 2019I have thought again about my grade for this book and have decided that it should have been 5 stars Even considering some clouded graphs and short index, the product shows lots of research prior to publishing The final result is well done overall in my opinion It takes a bit of concentration to read But the readers this book were intended to reach are up to such concentration Cultural Backlash is packed with information My review only gives a broad view of what is in it.
REP This is a comprehensive, detailed academic treatise on the authors hypothesis about a cultural backlash against libertarian values in Western societies that has given rise to authoritarian populism I must applaud its rigorous analyses of an enormous about of data in comparative politics It provides a convincing case of the pertinent issues involved.
Although the book covers a very interesting subject, I find the authors style of writing rather too dry to sustain interest Their discussion often involves very long paragraphs that at times stretch over a few pages.
While pertinent issues are carefully and convincingly presented, the final chapter gives recommendations that lack depth and are no than common sense That I find disappointing.
Finally a recommendation for readers who may be interested Do get a hard copy of the book The very fine print in the many tables and graphs is quite impossible to read with an e copy on my cell phone.
I ve read two other books on populism This one is denser but convincing If you only think about US politics and buy the myth that the country has been going downhill economically since 1973, it will seem wrong But one great strength of this book is its international perspective That blows away many US centric views A highly important book that needs attention See also What Is Populism I understand how the U S became so divided and I know some about the U K but I was hoping for some insight about the others such as Hungry and France but all they have is a lot of table and charts.
This is a deeply researched, but eminently readable book If you, like I, wonder what s happened and why we are choosing autocrats around this world, this book is for you.