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Brexit and populism: a sociological perspective

Professor Mike Savage, London School of Economics and Political Science

Date/Time: Thursday 1 November 2018

A powerful language of inequality informs the Brexit/Trump phenomenon, with language of ‘left behinds’, ‘elites’, ‘racial inequalities’, and class. This lecture offered a more nuanced sociological perspective, seeking to unravel the longer-term processes, ambivalences and complexities.