Briefing Papers & Reports - UK

Free downloadable briefing papers and reports on race and racism in the UK, covering a breadth of areas including the attack on multiculturalism, deaths in custody, the domestic impact of the ‘war on terror’ and racial violence.

December 2, 2016

Racial violence and the Brexit state

Racial violence and the Brexit state examines the link between the language and behaviour of perpetrators of racial violence, the rhetoric and policy pronouncements of politicians over recent years and the stigmatising frameworks of the media.

March 10, 2016

Entitlement and belonging

Entitlement and belonging: social restructuring and multicultural Britain examines the Housing and Planning and Immigration Bills 2015-16. It suggests they will accelerate the break-up and displacement of multicultural neighbourhoods, whilst facilitating the development of a 'SUS culture' as the ‘hostile environment principle’, long- established in immigration policy, is extended into housing.

December 23, 2014

Briefing Paper no. 9

The briefing paper,  Hidden despair: The deaths of foreign national prisoners, by Frances Webber, examines recent suicides of foreign national prisoners in prisons and young offenders institutions. 

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.

May 8, 2013

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

A report on the future of human rights in Britain.

February 15, 2013

Racial violence: facing reality

A report on how racial violence is shaping the UK.

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.

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.

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.

December 14, 2010

Briefing Paper 7

Excluding migrants from justice: the legal aid cuts