The Backlash against the State


  • Patrick Dunleavy

    1. Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the co-author (with John Dryzek) of Theories of the Democratic State.
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Despite stepping in to prevent economic collapse in 2008, anti-government sentiment is rising on both sides of the Atlantic. Patrick Dunleavy investigates.

In 2008, western states stepped in to prevent the collapse of the global financial system. Yet despite averting economic catastrophe, we are witnessing a dramatic rise in intense anti-statism, beginning in the US and now spreading to the UK and Europe. Patrick Dunleavy investigates.