National security

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).

April 18, 2017

Race & Class, April 2017

The April 2017 Race & Class tackles two key current themes: the impact of Fox News  in (mis)representing news and creating racist discourses, and the  way in which Canadian  ‘neoliberal multiculturalism’ is marginalising  Arabs, Muslims and those in solidarity with Palestine.

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.

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.

January 28, 2016

Prevent and the Children’s Rights Convention

Prevent and the Children’s Rights Convention tests the duty placed on schools to prevent children being drawn in to terrorism against key articles in the United Nations Children’s Rights Convention (COROC). 

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.

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.

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.

March 19, 2012

Race & Class, April 2012

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

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.

October 17, 2009

Spooked: how not to prevent violent extremism

Spooked: how not to prevent violent extremism, suggests that the Prevent programme has been used to establish one of the most elaborate systems of surveillance ever seen in Britain.

May 28, 2009

European Race Bulletin no. 67

'Secrecy, detention, torture: the parallel world of Europe's anti-terror regimen', comprises detailed summaries on the operation of anti-terror laws across Europe and a feature on Islamophobia, academic research and scare scenarios.

March 12, 2009

A Suitable Enemy: Racism, Migration and Islamophobia in Europe

At the heart of this book is an examination of xeno-racism - a non-colour coded form of institutionalised racism - where migrants who do not assimilate, or are believed to be incapable of assimilation, are excluded.

January 5, 2009

Race & Class, January 2009

The January 2009 edition of the journal Race & Class leads with Victoria Brittain's powerful exposé of the rounding up, imprisonment without trial and indefinite house arrest of a number of Muslim men resident in the UK.