Bo Rothstein is a Professor of Government and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford he held the August Röhss Chair in Political Science at University of Gothenburg in Sweden where he was co-founder and head of the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute. He received his PhD in Political Science from Lund University and before coming to Gothenburg he was assistant and associate professor at Uppsala University. His book Making Sense of Corruption (which he co-wrote with Aiysha Varraich) was published by Cambridge University Press in February 2017. His other books English include The Quality of Government: Corruption, Inequality and Social Trust in International Perspective (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and the co-edited volume Good Government: The Relevance of Political Science (Edward Elgar, 2012). Since 2012 he is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 2003, he was awarded a Leading Scholars grant by the Swedish Science Council and in 2013 he received an Advanced Research Grant from the European Research Council.
“Identity politics” perceived as favoritism may be the explanation for why Trump’s strategy of accusing the political elite and Hillary Clinton of corruption paid off so well among the white working class.