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Recent Publications

November 16, 2017

Humanitarianism: the unacceptable face of solidarity

Humanitarianism: the unacceptable face of solidarity is the product of a six-month research project into the hostile political and legal environment facing humanitarian actors who seek to protect life at Europe’s sea and land borders.

October 9, 2017

Race and Class, October 2017

The October 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available.

January 12, 2017

Race & Class, January 2017

The January 2017 issue of Race & Class features articles on how ultra-nationalism plays out in the EU, murals in Colombia, collusion in Northern Ireland and popular racism in Japan.

July 2, 2015

Race & Class, July 2015

The July issue of Race & Class takes up three topical themes: the monetarisation of private information, the politics of film and the demonisation of ‘anti-racism’.

March 31, 2015

Briefing Paper no. 10

The briefing paper, Unwanted, Unnoticed: an audit of 160 asylum and immigration-related deaths in Europe, by Reem Abu-Hayyeh and Frances Webber, documents the asylum and immigration-related deaths of migrants in Europe over the past five years. 

July 19, 2010

Alternative Voices on Integration

This report identifies alternative voices on integration, in five European countries, bringing together the interviews and news stories with representative organisations.

April 28, 2010

Briefing Paper No. 3

 The background to the French parliamentary commission on the burqa and niqab examines how André Gerin, the Communist Party mayor of Vénissieux, ignited the debate on the voile intégral in a country where, it is estimated, that a total of 2,000 women wear the burqa. It describes the various arguments used to justify the ban from upholding laïcité to opposing the rise of Salafism and defending the freedom and dignity of women.

February 12, 2010

Briefing Paper No. 2

Direct democracy, racism and the extreme Right documents forty cases, involving either petitions or citizens' initiative referenda, that have been held to curtail the basic rights of BME communities, asylum seekers, migrant workers, foreign residents and European Muslims. Drawing attention to the ways in which extreme-Right and anti-immigrant parties are manipulating particular forms of direct democracy in ways that put representative democracies under threat.

August 7, 2008

European Race Bulletin no. 64

The Summer 2008 issue of the European Race Bulletin examines 'The Italian general election and its aftermath', plus an article on a death in police custody in France by Virginia MacFadyen.

July 19, 2007

European Race Bulletin no. 60

This 'Election special' contains in depth articles on the recent elections in France and the Netherlands and country summaries covering other recent elections in Europe.

February 21, 2006

European Race Bulletin no.54

'France inflamed: riots and reactions' examines the riots in the deprived French banlieues that took place in October and November 2005 that had reverberations across the EU. And, once again, questions of integration and segregation are being discussed in ways that place security rather than justice at the centre of that debate.