The Rise of the Outsiders: How the Anti-Establishment Is on the March

The Rise of the Outsiders: How the Anti-Establishment Is on the March

作者 : Steve Richards

出版社 : ATLANTIC BOOKS

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理解現今混沌政治的必要讀本,探索、解析為什麼政治外行人引領風騷的原因,以及該用何種方式制約這些偏激的政治人物。

西方國家的政治已經變得不可預測且騷動不安。近幾年來,選民已經拋棄了所謂的政治中心,這在過去是從未發生的情形。不論是川普、英國脫歐、法國的勒龐、希臘的齊普拉斯、甚至英國工黨的柯賓,他們不是極左就是極右,這些政治外圍人士與民粹主義者為什麼這麼樣地蓬勃發展,政治地景為什麼改變地這麼快?

知名政治評論者 Steve Richards為這50年來最大的政治變化,提供了清楚且深入的分析。不管政治局外人多麼有群眾魅力,即便掌權了,還是改變不了2008年金融危機所留下的後遺症。作者認為,全球化、社群媒體、移民問題以及停滯不前的薪資,都是影響政治地景快速改變的原因。他剖析了對傳統政治的信心為什麼來到了歷史新低,為什麼許多選民把主流的政治人物錯看為只為一己私利且冷漠的人。

這些政治局外人掌權之後的命運又將如何?作者認為,他們一旦進入政治圈,就從事不關己的局外人成了必須應付眾人之事的圈內人,他們過去的承諾不會兌現。政治局勢如此不安,作者呼籲,傳統的政治人物必須要趕緊與選民重建關係,以便約束獲選的政治局外人。

Politics in the West has become unpredictable and tumultuous. In recent years, voters have deserted the political centre like never before. Whether it's Trump, Brexit, Le Pen, Tsipras, or even Corbyn, why have outsiders and populists flourished on far left and far right? Why is the political landscape shifting so rapidly?

In this landmark book, celebrated political commentator Steve Richards provides a clear and penetrating analysis of the biggest political story of the past fifty years. He argues that despite charismatic outsiders dominating the headlines, the real answers lie in the failure of the mainstream to evolve in a world still suffering the fallout of the financial crash in 2008. Exploring factors from globalization and a changing media to rising immigration and stagnant wages, he reveals just why confidence in conventional politics is at an all-time low - and why many voters (wrongly) see mainstream politicians as self-interested and aloof.

And what of the outsiders themselves? Analysing their record so far, Richards argues that the reasons for their success also sow the seeds of their eventual demise. If they do gain power, they inevitably become insiders themselves - and fail to live up to their outlandish promises. But with the world increasingly unstable in the meantime, Richards warns that there is an urgent need for conventional politicians to reconnect with voters and for the electorate to engage with the constraints on elected politicians.

Intelligent, nuanced and wide-ranging, this is the essential handbook for understanding the chaotic political times in which we live.
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Steve Richards
政治專欄作家、新聞記者,也為BBC廣播與電視主持節目。

Steve Richards is a political columnist, journalist, and presenter. He presents Week in Westminster on BBC Radio Four among other programmes on BBC Radio and Television. He writes for several national newspapers and was formerly Chief Political Reporter at the Independent and Political Editor at the New Statesman. He also fronts a popular political show each year at Edinburgh Festival.
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