Populism, localism and the geography of democracy
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This short intervention argues that mainstream politicians are increasingly adopting localism as a framework for public policy. This is, in part, a product of popular, and populist, disillusionment with the nature and practice of mainstream politics. While it has the potential to transform the political geography of the UK, as yet, the localism agenda remains poorly researched. This intervention makes the case for geographers to engage in this work.
This comment is part of a larger project on localism in the UK, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Elsevier via the DOI in this record
Vol. 62, pp. 188 - 189