Any data behind this hypothesis?
@sharkb8 so...where is the data?
@alot_like_locke I think it's more that we can historically show nationalist tendencies follow economic crises. And it makes sense too. I don't take the statement "Nationalism arises after financial crisis" to mean that nationalism is born solely from financial problems. I take it more to mean that after an economic crisis, people will naturally turn to nationalism, which has happened in multiple countries.
@sharkb8 I agree that it seems correct on the first glance, but that is why I asked for data. I mean, a simple trend analysis or OLS would help lol.
I think so. When times get hard, people are more apt to turn to dramatic, drastic, and otherwise hard line measures. And they are more willing to put faith and trust in "strong" leadership.
@sigfried I would say a higher degree of economic conservatism but I am not sure if I agree with nationalism. In fact I think a better measurement might be infectious diseases.
More often that not...