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The West is currently in the grip of a perfect storm: a lingering economic recession, a global refugee crisis, declining faith in multiculturalism, and the rise of populist anti-immigration parties. These developments seem to confirm the widely held view that hardship and poverty lead to social unrest and, more specifically, scapegoating of minorities. Yet in this ...more
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Published July 12th 2017 by Cambridge University Press
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David Wood
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The Wealth Paradox: Economic Prosperity and the Hardening of Attitudes Goodreads is the right book at the right time. Short, succinct, and with hard data to prove their central thesis, The Wealth Paradox is worthy of a thoughtful read by policy makers, political operatives, academics, and in these troubled times, the general public.

The last few years have seen what Mols and Jetten declare in their preface to be a "perfect storm" in both Western liberal democracies and other countries that
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Authors Frank Mols and Jolanda Jetten provide a timely and well-researched analysis of what underpins populist movements, their leaders and the people that elect them.

Mols and Jetten are well-positioned to deliver valuable context on the economic and political experiment that is today home to over 500 million people from 28 European Union countries. As young citizens of the Netherlands during 1980's, they witnessed the beginning of cooperation as a peaceful European Union (EU) emerged
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