Housing, Place, and Populism

Ansell and McNamara presented this work as part of the panel 'The Comparative Political Economy of Markets, Household Debt, and Welfare States'. The aim of the panel was to explore interlinkages between private markets and the welfare state in advanced economies. Ansell and McNamara's paper examines the political consequences of rising and falling asset prices in housing markets and argues that this wealth inequalty across residential areas shapes political behaviour and political identity. The paper draws on the UK's Brexit referendum and the 2016 US Presidential election, using cross-national survey data, and highlights the importance of connecting place with political economy in an era of populism.

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