Backlash Against “Others”

Gary Rhoades


Right wing populist movements are challenging established political parties and institutions, including higher education.  The discourse and platforms of these movements are a nationalistic backlash against elites and “others” that are antithetical to all that universities at their best stand for.  But universities would do well to refocus on class-based inequities that also underlie this shift, in ways that rebalance the global and local.


Right wing populism; internationalization; others; multiculturalism; class inequities

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