Tag Archives: Chatham House

News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 13th March

Analysis: Matthew Goodwin: Huffington Post: Britain, Islam and the Generational Struggle. ‘As my new project with Chatham House reveals, Britain is in the midst of a silent and generational revolution in terms of our attitudes toward Islam. This divide across the generations is deep and significant. Working with YouGov, we surveyed 1,666 British adults, probing their attitudes toward a […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 8th March 2013

Research: Chatham House: The Roots of Extremism: The English Defence League and the Counter-Jihad Challenge. Drawing on survey data from YouGov, Dr Matthew Goodwin notes how many commonly held assumptions about the support base of the English Defence League are unfounded. The evidence reveals that ‘supporters of such groups are not just young, uneducated, economically insecure or politically […]

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Europe at the extremes? Public concerns and the generational divide

Across Europe, the financial crisis has revived fears over the lingering appeal of extremists, with many tracing the rise of radical right and also radical left parties to economic turmoil. The argument has long roots, with numerous studies associating prejudice, and by extension support for extremists, with financial crises, or tensions over scarce resources such […]

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The far right in a digital age

Extremists have used the internet to build membership, advance their credibility and to mobilise for direct action The far right has long provided us with a window through which we can view the changing nature of racism, and racist politics. While this traditionally played itself out in the humdrum of election campaigns, it has now […]

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