Political activism and agency under austerity and brexit

Thomas Montgomery, Maria Grasso

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Book abstract: A distinctive and original analysis of how the politics of the UK and the lives of British citizens have evolved in the first decades of the twenty-first century, this book provides an interdisciplinary critical examination of the roots, ideology and consequences of austerity politics, the Brexit vote and the rise of populist politics in Britain.

Bringing together case studies and perspectives from an array of international researchers across the social sciences, it dissects the ways that the UK has become increasingly contested with profound difference of geography, generation, gender, ‘race’ and class, and considers agency as a key concept to understand the links between austerity and Brexit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContested Britain: Brexit, Austerity and Agency
EditorsMarius Guderjan, Hugh Mackay, Gesa Stedman
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781529205039
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2020


  • political activism
  • austerity
  • brexit

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    Montgomery, T., & Grasso, M. (2020). Political activism and agency under austerity and brexit. In M. Guderjan, H. Mackay, & G. Stedman (Eds.), Contested Britain: Brexit, Austerity and Agency (pp. 45-58)