Fantasy Politics

Williams, Alex (2017) Fantasy Politics. New Socialist.

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What happens when the most firmly held of common senses meet the hard reality of political transformation? The 2017 election result has proven to be a live experiment in such a collision between a hegemonic ideology and its imminent destruction. One such common sense can be identified at work in the prevalence of fantasy cabinets being shared on social networks, on ready display in the early weeks of the 2017 campaign. Largely the preserve of liberal journalists, these imagined cabinets consisted of a bizarre melange of ‘centrist’ and ‘sensible’ MPs from different parties, seeking to create some kind of dream line-up of pure neoliberal efficacy.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Cultural Politics, Communications & Media
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Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2018 12:30
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 10:51

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