'Insiders, outsiders and the rise of populism in gated communities'

Dr Cathy Wilcock

In this new post, Cathy Wilcock argues that anti-immigration ‘solutions’, including the building of physical or symbolic, walls contribute to the rise in populism

In her post, Cathy Wilcock argues that wall building – whether physical or symbolic – is not only a misapplied remedy to a misidentified problem, but it can exacerbate the very problems it claims to eliminate. Drawing on what we know of gated communities, it is clear that building walls around Europe will only add to its troubles.

And it is worth pointing out that there are already walls being built within Europe – see for example the Hungarian wall at the border with Serbia and Romania.

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