January 26, 2017

Will the 2017 elections shape a global trend toward “nationalism"?

Political Science Professor Graeme Auton talks with U.S. News & World Report about the potential effects of this year’s global elections.

University of Redlands political science Professor Graeme Auton spoke with U.S. News & World Report about global elections for a Jan. 19, 2017 article entitled, “Democracy vs. the People.”

In the wake of Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, the article explores the meaning behind recent election results and the potential global movement toward “nationalism.” It also assesses the likely significance of upcoming elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

"On both sides of the Atlantic, large swathes of the electorate have come to believe that the existing 'system' really does not have their interests at heart," said Auton in the Jan. 19 article.  

As an expert on international security, U.S. foreign policy and global politics, Auton cites how events such as 9/11, the recent recession and foreign conflicts have strengthened a sense of nationalism in the United States. He also notes that Trump’s election occurred well after the rise of nationalist leaders in Russia, Turkey and India. 

Read the U.S. News & World Report article.
Learn more about Professor Graeme Auton.