Extreme-Right politics

Recent Publications

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.

October 25, 2007

European Race Bulletin no. 61

Contains an in-depth report on the election material of the extreme-Right Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) and country round-ups on anti-terrorism and human rights.

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.

October 11, 2006

European Race Bulletin no.57

Islamophobia, xenophobia and the climate of hate documents examples of populist campaigns against mosques, Muslim meeting places and even burial places in Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. A section on 'national security, anti-terrorist measures and civil rights' draws attention to the rise of racial and religious profiling within criminal justice systems.

December 14, 2005

European Race Bulletin no. 53

'Fighting fascism, preserving democracy' examines the growth of racist and far-Right parties in seventeen EU countries, and Norway and Switzerland.

July 3, 2002

Truth?

As, in the wake of September 11, the concept of international justice is hotly debated, the Institute of Race Relations examines exactly how well internal truth commissions have served the struggle for justice.