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Revolt on the Right

Revolt on the Right

What trends have made the rise of UKIP possible? How has the party sought to connect with voters in terms of strategy and ideological appeals? Who is voting for the party, why, and what do these changing political loyalties tell us about the current state of British politics and society?

Revolt on the Right:Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain, part of the Extremism and Democracy series, published 14th March 2014.

Authors Robert Ford and  Matthew J. Goodwin will be holding some events and promotions leading to the publication of Revolt on the Right.

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Since 2010, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has become the most successful challenger to the three main parties in postwar English politics. Yet important questions about this political insurgency, and support for the radical right more generally, remain unanswered. What trends have made the rise of UKIP possible? How has the party sought to connect with voters in terms of strategy and ideological appeals? Who is voting for the party, why, and what do these changing political loyalties tell us about the current state of British politics and society? To what extent, if at all, are these supporters the ‘mirror image’ of radical right voters elsewhere in Europe? And how far can UKIP go in a political system that is stacked against smaller parties? Drawing on an unprecedented amount of data, from large-scale surveys of UKIP voters to extensive interviews with party insiders, Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin take readers inside this political revolt and put its support under the microscope. The result is a data-rich but accessible account that is essential reading for anyone who is interested in British politics, the radical right and electoral behavior.


Robert Ford is Lecturer in Politics in the School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.

Matthew Goodwin is Associate Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, UK. He is also Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

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  1. Revolt on the Right

    Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain

    By Robert Ford, Matthew J. Goodwin

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is the most significant new party in British politics for a generation. In recent years UKIP and their charismatic leader Nigel Farage have captivated British politics, media and voters. Yet both the party and the roots of its support remain poorly understood. Where...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge