It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid: Populism in a multidimensional political landscape

It’s Not Just the Economy Stupid

There are growing signs that political competition may become less about who gets what and ever more about ideational-cultural cleavages in society. In particular, the choice of voters to opt for radical and populist parties (as well as the choice of which such party to support) is increasingly influenced by their cultural-ideational dispositions and less by redistributive, economic concerns.

In this commentary, Alexandru Filip argues the political model of left vs. right is quickly being replaced by a battle between progressives and conservatives.

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Alexandru Filip is a Dahrendorf Forum Postdoctoral Fellow based at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin