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Jacob Hacker: In conversation

  • Date(s)
    29 June 2016
  • Time
    12:30-14:00
  • Location
    Policy Network - 11 Tufton Street #3rd Floor, London, SW1P 3QB
Jacob Hacker: In conversation

Across the advanced democracies, growing inequalities and social divisions, as well as manifest disappointment with establishment political figures and government itself, appear to be driving political polarisation and public distrust. These trends have undermined progressive parties and policies while energising new populist forces on the left and right. The candidacy of Donald Trump in the US and the near-victory of the hard right in the Austrian presidential elections last month ought to be a wake-up call. This seminar will address the underlying causes of political resentment and what progressive politics can do to stem the rise of political inequality while restoring some measure of faith in active government.

Jacob Hacker is the director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and Stanley B Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

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