Government policy

Recent Publications

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.

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.

October 17, 2010

Driven to desperate measures 2006-2010

A report cataloguing the deaths of the 77 asylum seekers and migrants who have died either in the UK or attempting to reach the UK from 2006-2010.

July 6, 2010

Race & Class, July 2010

The July 2010 edition of the journal Race & Class is a special issue: 'Canada: colonial amnesia and the legacy of empire' guest edited by David Austin, Sean Mills and Scott Rutherford.

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.

July 1, 2008

Race & Class, July 2008

The July 2008 edition of the journal Race & Class leads with Hilary and Steven Rose's extended argument for an academic boycott of Israel, features Matt Carr's study of the US assault on Fallujah and Jerry Harris' analysis of US imperialism after the defeat in Iraq.

May 8, 2008

Integration, Islamophobia and civil rights in Europe

New research finds that, contrary to public perception, the challenge to multiculturalism in Europe comes not from Muslim communities' unwillingness to integrate but from Islamophobia.

April 17, 2008

Race & Class, April 2008

The April 2008 edition of the journal Race & Class leads with Felipe Arocena's analysis of multiculturalism in Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, and features two studies of being black in Australia: one by David McNeill on Australian football and the other by Val Colic-Peisker and Farida Tilbury.

June 1, 2007

The End of Tolerance: racism in 21st century Britain (Currently not available)

Arun Kundnani looks behind the media hysteria to show how multicultural Britain is under attack by government policies and vitriolic press campaigns that play upon fear and encourage racism.

February 14, 2007

Briefing Paper 2

In defence of multiculturalism

September 21, 2006

Driven to desperate measures 1989-2006

The IRR has catalogued a roll call of death of the 221 asylum seekers and migrants who have died either in the UK or attempting to reach the UK in the past seventeen years.

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.

April 11, 2005

The deportation machine: Europe, asylum and human rights

Citing over 200 detailed case studies, The deportation machine: Europe, asylum and human rights shows how opportunist political campaigning puts the lives of asylum seekers at risk.

March 10, 2004

European Race Bulletin no. 47

'Anti-terrorism and human rights' is essential reading for all those concerned to find out more about the international approach to combating terror and how it is influencing EU and British counter-terrorism measures.

August 28, 2003

Reclaim people’s security

From national security to global security: counter-terrorism in Asia and Europe. Published by the Institute of Race Relations along with the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam.

April 1, 2002

Racism: the hidden cost of September 11

A special investigation into how anti-terrorist laws across Europe are giving rise to a new wave of popular racism.

October 1, 2001

The three faces of British racism

A wide-ranging report exposing racism in government policy, institutions and popular culture.

March 7, 2001

Counting the cost

An IRR report on how institutions have responded to incidents of racial violence.

July 1, 1997

Europe: the wages of racism

This major report lays bare the measures and mechanisms which turn migrants into 'illegals', and asylum-seekers into forced labour.

January 1, 1993

Community care: the black experience

The first study to ask black groups for their experiences and opinions on community care.

January 1, 1991

Europe: variations on a theme of racism

This in-depth analysis outlines the specifics of each country's racism, tracing it to its historical and philosophical roots and the country's social formation.