Tickets are available for an upcoming AFLSE DC Chapter Speakers event:
The White Working Class Vote: A Presidential Postmortem with Justin Gest
Thursday, December 1st, 2016, from 6:00 until 8:00pm
1999 K Street
Washington, DC 20006
Space is extremely limited, and RSVPs are required.
Hosted by Peter Boothby (LSE General Course '03 - '04)
Chair: Lauren Maffeo (MSc '12 and AFLSE DC Chapter Co-Chair)
Speaker: Justin Gest (PhD '10)
The White Working Class Vote: A Presidential Postmortem with Justin Gest.
Professor Gest's latest book, The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality, explores decades of anger in working class cities. He documents the rise of "post-traumatic cities" in the US and UK; anti-political behavior within these cities; and increasing anger at elites in large cities.
In this discussion, Professor Gest will share his research explaining how the white working class feels disenfranchised by their status as the "new minority." He will put this research in the context of the U.S. election results, and explain why the white working class is both an increasing minority and political game-changer.
A reception with light appetizers will follow.
About the Speaker
Justin Gest is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. His teaching and research interests include comparative politics, minority political behavior, and immigration policy.
In the field of minority political behavior, his earlier research focused on Muslim political behavior in Western democracies. This work was collected in Apart: Alienated and Engaged Muslims in the West (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2010). He recently published a follow-up study that applies his conclusions to white working class people. This work is entitled The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality (Oxford University Press, 2016).
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