Hope vs. fear

Hearne, David (2020) Hope vs. fear. Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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It is widely thought that electoral strategies fall into one of two camps. Either they play to fear of the alternative or they are based on the hope of a better tomorrow. This is simplistic but is nevertheless a useful frame of reference.In the US, perhaps the best example of the politics of hope was Ronald Reagan, whose sunny demeanour and promise of ‘morning in America’ won the votes of millions. Bill Clinton similarly swept to power in 1992 to the soundtrack of Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow”.

Item Type: Other
30 June 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, BCU, Birmingham City University, Brexit, EU, European Union
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-02 - economics > CAH15-02-01 - economics
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Bethan Tolley
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 09:15
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2022 16:33
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9619

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