Lead Research Organisation: University of Teesside
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law


The New English Nationalism: Class, culture and the politics of the future: An ethnographic case study of a post-industrial northern town

This research seeks to offer a timely investigation into the growth of right-wing nationalism in a traditionally Labour heartland. The core foci will be those who voted for UKIP at the 2015 general election and Brexit in 2016. In this way, the proposed research aims to:

1. Investigate the upsurge in support for the right-wing nationalist agenda in Hartlepool.
2. Study the socioeconomic, political and cultural forces that create the conditions for the nationalist agenda.
3. Develop theory and offer a nuanced comprehensive analysis.
4. Understand why the post-industrial working class are increasingly lending their support to the nationalist cause in Hartlepool.
5. Produce relevant findings of academic, political and public value that can feed into on-going discourses and practice.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P000762/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
1954503 Studentship ES/P000762/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2020 Luke Telford