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UK public opinion towards immigration: attitudes and level of concern

This briefing provides an overview of attitudes toward immigration in Britain. The discussion focuses on two basic questions: whether or not people favour or oppose immigration to the UK, and how many see it as one of the most important issues facing the country. Key Points General reactions to immigration can be examined by using […]

The roots of violent radicalisation

On 7 July 2005, 52 people were killed and more than 770 others injured in attacks on the London transport network carried out by four men from West Yorkshire who had been radicalised by the ideology and rhetoric of Al Qa’ida. The nature of the current, deadly threat facing the UK from home-grown terrorism was […]

Creating the conditions for Integration

This publication sets out our approach to creating an integrated society. Integration means creating the conditions for everyone to play a full part in national and local life. Our country is stronger by far when each of us, whatever our background, has a chance to contribute. And our communities are stronger when different people not […]

From Voting to Violence? Far Right Extremism in Britain

Compared to other forms of extremism, the evidence base on far right extremism is lacking. In the aftermath of the attacks in Norway, and ongoing support for far right parties across Europe, it has become clear that we know little about the citizens who, in various ways, express support for far right extremism. Despite generating considerable interest, their social profile, attitudes […]

Populism in Europe: Hungary

Nationalist populist parties and movements are growing in support throughout Europe. These groups are known for their opposition to immigration, their ‘anti-establishment’ views and their concern for protecting national culture. Their rise in popularity has gone hand-in-hand with the advent of social media, and they are adept at using new technology to amplify their message, […]

The New Face of Digital Populism

Populist parties and movements are now a force to be reckoned with in many Western European countries.  These groups are known for their opposition to immigration, their ‘anti-establishment’ views and their concern for protecting national culture. Their rise in popularity has gone hand-in-hand with the advent of social media, and they are adept at using […]

Inside the EDL

The English Defence League (EDL) is the biggest populist street movement in a generation. Yet the make-up of the group and what its members believe remain a mystery because it has no formal joining procedures or membership list and much of its activity takes place online. While leaders of the EDL claim they are a […]

The four horsemen of the apocalypse: understanding human security

Since the end of the Cold War, security studies have broadened to take into account a wide range of non-military threats ranging from poverty to environmental concerns rather than just national defense. Security scholars, backed by international organizations and a growing number of national governments, have developed the concept of Human Security, focusing on the […]

Right Response: Understanding and Countering Populist Extremism in Europe

Populist extremist parties (PEPs) present one of the most pressing challenges to European democracies. These parties share two core features: they fiercely oppose immigration and rising ethnic and cultural diversity; and they pursue a populist ‘anti-establishment’ strategy that attacks mainstream parties and is ambivalent if not hostile towards liberal representative democracy. These parties and their […]

Fear, Inc. The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America

This in-depth investigation conducted by the Center for American Progress Action Fund reveals not a vast right-wing conspiracy behind the rise of Islamophobia in our nation but rather a small, tightly networked group of misinformation experts guiding an effort that reaches millions of Americans through effective advocates, media partners, and grassroots organizing. This spreading of […]

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