United Kingdom

Recent Publications

April 8, 2014

Race & Class, April 2014

In the latest issue of Race & Class, Sindre Bangstad explores the philosophical and political underpinnings of the freedom of expression debate in Norway. He warns that virulent far-right racism and extremism has been sanitised and made mainstream, threatening liberal democracy and equal citizenship in the process.

January 23, 2014

Investigated or ignored?

Investigated or ignored? An analysis of race-related deaths since the Macpherson report, analyses the criminal justice system's response to racist murders, or atacks with a known or suspected racial element, since the publication of the Macpherson report.

January 9, 2014

Race & Class, January 2014

In the new issue of Race & Class, three distinguished academics from Sweden's Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, examine the 2013 'riots' in Sweden, comparing these to the August 2011 'riots' in the UK, and similar disturbances across the French banlieues in 2005.

October 16, 2013

Race & Class, October 2013

In the October 2013 issue of Race & Class, Phil Scraton examines the legacy of the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, which claimed the lives of ninety-six people.

July 11, 2013

Briefing Paper no. 7

From pillar to post: pan-European racism and the Roma documents a growing tide of hostility against Europe’s Romani communities.

July 3, 2013

Race & Class, July 2013

The July 2013 issue of Race & Class is a special issue: Black History – Black Politics.

May 8, 2013

Europe’s pariah state? the future of human rights in Britain

A report on the future of human rights in Britain.

April 4, 2013

Briefing Paper no. 6

State intelligence agencies and the far Right: A review of developments in Germany, Hungary and Austria examines the security services’ approach to the far Right and finds that far from clamping down on growing fascism, some of the tactics of security services are enhancing conditions for its growth.

April 4, 2013

Race & Class, April 2013

The April 2013 issue of Race & Class contains a special section on Cuts, crime and racialisation, which examines how neoliberalism, at a time of austerity, changes the very nature of racism and criminal justice.

February 15, 2013

Racial violence: facing reality

A report on how racial violence is shaping the UK.

January 15, 2013

Race & Class, January 2013

In the January 2013 issue of Race & Class, A. Sivanandan analyses the rise of neoliberalism in the UK, arguing that the market state no longer serves the nation, but transnational capital.

October 11, 2012

Borderline justice: the fight for refugee and migrant rights

From pre-arrival to detention and deportation, Borderline Justice describes the exclusionary policies, inhumane decisions and obstacles to justice for refugees and migrants in the current legal system.

September 27, 2012

Race & Class, October 2012

The October 2012 issue of Race & Class, Arun Kundnani  analyses the concept of Muslim radicalisation now central in the  counter-terrorism industry while Ashley Lavelle charts Eldridge Cleaver’s journey from radical ‘Soul on Ice’ to renegade ‘Soul for Hire’.

July 30, 2012

New geographies of racism: Peterborough

A report focusing on racial violence in Peterborough, where the city’s migrant workers have been demonised and vilified by the tabloids in recent years.

June 22, 2012

Race & Class, July 2012

The July 2012 issue of Race & Class, the  lead article ‘Four days in August: the UK riots’ examines reports and inquiries conducted in the aftermath of last summer’s disturbances in the UK.

June 15, 2012

Pedlars of Hate: the violent impact of the European far Right

Brings together over 100 cases, mostly from EU countries, but also Switzerland and Norway, which documents patterns of violence, from the peddling of hate online and the drawing up of lists of ‘national traitors’, to violence, arson and murder on the streets, and the stockpiling of weapons in preparation for ‘race war’.

March 19, 2012

Race & Class, April 2012

The April 2012 issue of Race & Class contains two key articles.

January 5, 2012

Race & Class, January 2012

The January 2012 issue of Race & Class contains two key articles which address pressing issues.

November 15, 2011

New geographies of racism: Stoke-on-Trent

A report focusing on racial violence in Stoke-on-Trent, which has been devastated by deindustrialisation, and where the proportion of the city’s Black and Minority Ethnic population has doubled in two decades.

September 13, 2011

Race & Class, October 2011 (currently out of stock)

The October 2011 issue of a special issue, Black History - Black Struggle, examines hitherto neglected areas of black history by unknown black strugglers across the last century.

September 1, 2011

Briefing Paper no. 5

Breivik, the conspiracy theory and the Oslo massacre provides the background and context of the extreme and aberrant actions of Anders Behring Breivik, perpetrator of a gruesome massacre on 22 July which claimed the lives of seventy-seven people, in two attacks, the first on government buildings in central Oslo, the second on the tiny island of Utøya, thirty-eight kilometres from Oslo.

June 30, 2011

New geographies of racism: Plymouth

A report focusing on racial violence in Plymouth which is based on detailed research into the history and political economy of the city.

June 23, 2011

Race & Class, July 2011

The July 2011 issue contains four key articles, leading with 'What postcolonial theory doesn't say' by Neil Lazarus in which he exposes the category error at the heart of the postcolonial studies field - a failure to situate colonialism and imperialism and acknowledge the impact of capitalism and uneven development even as the idea of 'the West' is ever dematerialised. He reviews the work of scholars and novelists.

April 11, 2011

Race & Class, April 2011

The April 2011 issue of Race & Class leads with a major review article of Guantánamo literature by Barbara Harlow, foregrounding works by Moazzam Begg, Victoria Brittain, Gillian Slovo, Mahvish Rukshana Khan, Anna Perera, Clive Stafford Smith et al and examining what they reveal about the nature, imperatives and relationship to international law of the US state.

March 3, 2011

Islamophobia and progressive values

Islamophobia and progressive values draws attention to the specific role that a discourse on progressive values is playing in shaping Islamophobia.