Religion and populism in Britain

Peace, T. (2016) Religion and populism in Britain. In: Marzouki, N., McDonnell, D. and Roy, O. (eds.) Saving the People: How Populists Hijack Religion. C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.: London. ISBN 9781849045209

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Britain is recognised as one of the most secularised nations in Western Europe and also one of the few countries where the populist radical right has been unable to make serious electoral progress. This chapter explores the relationship to religion of a number of populist parties in Britain including the Respect Party, UKIP and the BNP. It also looks at the reactions of Churches and other faith communities in response to the rise of these populist movements and argues that Britain represents an infertile breeding ground for populists wishing to use religion to advance their cause.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Peace, Dr Timothy
Authors: Peace, T.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Publisher:C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.

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