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Nationalist Politics

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This project seeks to examine the intersection of neoliberal economic reforms and the rise of nationalist political efficacy. Using a reconceptualization of Polanyi's double movement, this project examines the decline of economic protectionism in the neoliberal era and the commensurate resurgence of exclusive nationalist political rhetoric and policies in advanced capitalist democracies. I argue that in the absence of economic protectionist legitimation strategies, exclusionary nationalism becomes an efficacious substitute for actually meeting protectionist demands of national populations.

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