Our Book of the Month choice for April

The SSL ‘Book of the Month’ feature highlights a book in our collection that has been chosen by one of our Subject Consultants. This may be a recent addition to our stock or an existing item that we would like to share with you.


National populism: the revolt against liberal democracy

by Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin

Pelican Books, 2018

Shelfmark: JC423.EAT 2018




Our Book of the Month choice for April has been selected by Jo Gardner, Bodleian Social Science Librarian and Subject Consultant for Politics and International Relations

Why was it chosen?

The choice was inspired by current trends in populist politics.

Book Overview

In National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin offer a concise examination of the rise of national populism, seeking to challenge some of the established views regarding this political shift.


‘Intelligent, counterintuitive … [ranging] far beyond Brexit and Britain … they put a parochial debate in a much bigger context’
The Economist

‘A finely organised, lucid explanation of the elements presently constituting the most dynamic political movements in Europe and the US.’
John Lloyd, The Financial Times

‘Convincing, powerful and very definitely worth a read.’
Robert Colvile, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies Think Tank

‘Overall, National Populism is a striking, succinct and thought-provoking book: a powerful corrective to many analytical assumptions about and political dismissals of current trends in populist politics, urging its readers to look further than economic causes and instant comparisons to the looming example of twentieth-century fascism.’
Simon Kay, Research Director at the Project for Modern Democracy Think Tank

Where can I find it?

We have one lending copy which is currently displayed on top of our New Books Display Area (located around the corner from our Library Issue Desk). You are welcome to remove it from the display to borrow it. The shelfmark for the title is JC423.EAT 2018

We also have an electronic version of title that can be accessed via SOLO. This is an electronic legal deposit copy. Online access for this material is restricted to library computers in any of the Bodleian Libraries. A link to it can be found on SOLO.

What would your SSL Book of the Month be? Do you have a favourite book in our collection? If so, we would love to know what it is. Add a comment below or email us.

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