If you thought that class-based politics was dead, think again! Just like the development of the British party system in the 19th Century and 20th Century was defined by the organization and rise of different social classes (the landowning gentry for the early Conservative Party, the urban bourgeoisie for the Liberals and the working class for the Labour party), political change today is primarily driven by class politics.
The spectacular evolution of our political landscapes since at least 2015 is in fact the result of the massive social shifts our societies have gone through since the 2008 financial crisis. Today, no political movement can thrive without defining itself as the champion of one of these four classes:
As politicians and parties scramble to get the support of one of these classes, they also need to build coalitions between them to achieve working majorities. There resides the key to our understanding of the Brexit saga in the UK, but also all the major election campaigns since 2015. This free chapter will tell you why and how the Millenials are changing the face of the left. To discover the full story, and how different politicians like Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Alexis Tsipras, Sebastian Kurz and Boris Johnson have achieved electoral success, you will have to buy the book!
Thibault Muzergues, author of The Great Class Shift: How New Social Class Structures are Redefining Western Politics
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This thought-provoking book offers a new global approach to understand how four social class structures have rocked our political systems, to the extent that no politician or political party can exist today without claiming to be speaking on their behalf, and no politician can hope to win an…
Paperback – 2019-11-18