Pluralist Politics And The United Kingdom Essay

1012 Words Nov 16th, 2016 5 Pages
demonstration that pluralist insurgents are not only alive but, that they only require a strong leader and right exoteric appeals to be successful. A pluralist insurgency is described to be as “an insurgent that aims to establish a system that emphasizes the values of individual freedom, liberty, and compromise, and in which political structures are differentiated and autonomous” (O’Neill, p.24, 2005). In the 21st century, pluralist insurgencies have been typical of the New Left in Latin America. Countries such as Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia, have utilized pluralist insurgent movements to appeal to the masses. However, in the past year, countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom have seen the revival of this insurgent movement. In June 2016, 51.9 per cent of the population in the United Kingdom, led by political leaders Boris John decided that the country should not be a part of the European Union (EU) anymore (“EU Referendum Results,” n.d.). Similarly, this year in the United States, 47.25 per cent of the population and 290 votes from the Electoral College, gave presidential candidate for the United States’ election the win. Although, both of these leaders have been highly controversial, their use of exoteric appeals, specially of the sentiment of anti-establishment and disenfranchisement towards the government, has created successful insurgencies in both nations. Given the success of these movements, this essay will argue that leaders such as Donald…

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