Edward Ashbee publishes an article in The Political Quarterly
Edward Ashbee has had another survey article published in the long-established British journal, The Political Quarterly.
The article considers the development of the Tea Party movement in the United States during 2009 and 2010. It assesses the character of its thinking and the nature of the interests and constituencies to which it is tied.
The article suggests that despite the importance of ideas and interests, and the process of interaction between them, the movement has also been shaped and energized by institutional arrangements.
In particular, it argues that there are significant numbers of independent or ‘detached’ conservatives and that the institutional architecture draws them towards political engagement but at the same time imposes constraints.
Volume 82, Issue 2, pages 157–164, April-June 2011
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2011
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