Tag: Daniel Laurison

If we really want to address elitism in this country we must be willing to take very seriously the ‘class ceiling’

If we really want to address elitism in this country we must be willing to take very seriously the ‘class ceiling’

The hidden barriers, or ‘glass ceiling’, preventing women from getting to the top are well documented. But as Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison explain, the upwardly mobile also face a powerful and previously unrecognised ‘class ceiling’ within Britain’s elite occupations. Similar PostsThe concept of class is absent from political debate, even as inequality in Britain reaches […]

Professional campaigners are socially removed from low-income communities and taught to ignore them at election time, perpetuating political inequalities

Professional campaigners are socially removed from low-income communities and taught to ignore them at election time, perpetuating political inequalities

Voter turnout has fallen as income inequality has risen, in the UK and other advanced democracies. Daniel Laurison considers this phenomenon an effect of how political campaigns are organised, and how campaign staff are recruited. Based on evidence from elections in the United States, he explains why campaigns are reluctant to focus efforts on voters from […]