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The urban-rural devide that bolstered Trump isn’t just an American thing; it’s prevalent in Europe, too

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[...] In Germany, the urban establishment underestimated the backlash the recent influx of refugees would provoke in less densely populated areas. In northern Europe's biggest countries, the rural-urban divide appears to have shaped Europe in 2016. There is no reason to assume that 2017 will be any different. The divide could affect northern Europe to a much greater extent than southern Europe, however, where cities rather than rural areas are increasingly the source of frustration. [...]

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    David Benček

    Kiel Institute for the World Economy

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