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Independent Review

Moral Consensus and Antiestablishment Politics

Journal Article
Wennström, Johan (2021). “Moral Consensus and Antiestablishment Politics”. Independent Review 26(1), 87–95.

Johan Wennström

Populism is a foreseeable reaction against the limited moral conception of society offered by both traditional left and right parties. Traditional parties have effectively rendered many voters homeless by blindly and one-sidedly emphasizing the moral intuitions of an individualistic, liberty- and rights-oriented framework, as demonstrated by example of the two Swedish establishment parties.