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Will the extreme right in Catalonia fail on Sunday?

This Sunday, on November 25th, the Spanish region of Catalonia will celebrate its parliamentary elections. The elections come after a massive nationalist demonstration on September 11 which led to an unprecedented increase in public support for Catalonia’s independence. This has sparked a strong debate in national and international media, has created great expectations about the electoral […]

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Extremist threat is not just about the economy, stupid

Extremis Project co-founders, Matt Goodwin and Anthony Painter, have a piece in the Jewish Chronicle on extremism and the financial crash. It argues: Recent evidence suggests that concerns over national identity matter more. Those endorsing the far right also feel that these parties are meeting their anxieties over perceived threats to their identity, values and […]

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Right-wing extremism in Spain: An approaching breakthrough?

Spain is one of the few European countries which in recent decades hasn’t experienced the emergence of a successful “new extreme right” party into its political system. However, Spanish society and its party system are experiencing a series of rapid changes that could be opening a political space for these kinds of parties. In the […]

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