Extreme-Right politics

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.

July 13, 2017

Race and Class, July 2017

The July 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available and you can download the lead article for free (for a limited time only).

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 6, 2016

The colour of struggle – July 2016

Race and class: the colour of struggle, 1950s-1980s, edited by Jenny Bourne, brings together the voices of unsung political heroes of the time, groundbreaking new research, and campaigning material from the archives, providing readers with key resources on Britain’s history of black anti-racist activism – especially relating to policing, racial violence, workers exploitation and immigration controls. Those who speak from its pages – mothers, workers, students, exiles – testify to the common experience of colonialism and racism which made Black the colour of their fight.

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’.

April 20, 2015

Race & Class, April 2015

The latest issue of Race & Class includes articles on racial violence in Northern Ireland, Belgium's war on terror, the undocumented in Lesvos and Freedom on Rides in Palestine.

April 9, 2015

Catching History on the Wing

A new film of A. Sivanandan, in conversation with Colin Prescod, entitled Catching History on the Wing. 

January 16, 2015

Race & Class, January 2015

The latest issue of Race & Class focuses on Crime and Punishment. 

September 4, 2014

Briefing Paper no. 9

Sweden's counter-extremism model and the stigmatising of anti-racism critiques the Swedish model of countering the far Right and asks why Sweden's ministry of justice is increasingly at loggerheads with a younger generation's anti-racist values.

September 3, 2014

Briefing Paper no. 8

Exit from White Supremacism: the accountability gap within Europe’s de-radicalisation programmes highlights issues with European Exit programmes.

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 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.

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.

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.

February 15, 2013

Racial violence: facing reality

A report on how racial violence is shaping 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’.

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 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.

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.

February 11, 2010

Briefing Paper No. 1

The Swiss referendum on minarets: background and aftermath provides comprehensive documentation of the Swiss referendum on 29 November 2009 which was was backed by a strong majority as it became the first country in Europe to vote to curb the religious practices of Muslims, banning the construction of minarets on mosques.

September 10, 2009

European Race Bulletin no. 68

The Summer 2009 issue of the European Race Bulletin comprises detailed summaries on recent elections across Europe and reports on two recent racist murders in Germany and Malta.

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.