Category: News

Voting Radical Right in Western Europe “Rules of the Game”

  My study of the radical right in my book Voting Radical Right in Western Europe focused on the institutions that determine the “rules of the game” – in particular, electoral systems and the difference between proportional representation and first-past-the-post systems. I argued that electoral systems need to be taken into account when comparing party systems… Continue reading “Voting Radical Right in Western Europe “Rules of the Game””

Century of the Radical Right: CARR Inaugural Conference CfP

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I hope this finds you well. It is with great delight that the steering group and I write to you to confirm that CARR’s inaugural conference will be happening on 15-17th May 2019 at Richmond, the American University in London. As you can see from the Call for Papers (linked below), we are encouraging ECRs,… Continue reading “Century of the Radical Right: CARR Inaugural Conference CfP”

Opening up Pandora’s Box? How Centre Right Parties can outperform the Far Right

The 2015-2018 Refugee Crisis The 2015-2018 European refugee crisis has provided significant challenges to mainstream centre left parties, as well as the governance of the European Union (EU). As a result, the salience of immigration as a political issue has skyrocketed to prominence and remained high in the public domain. This has created distinct electoral… Continue reading “Opening up Pandora’s Box? How Centre Right Parties can outperform the Far Right”

The united German extreme right

Chemnitz shows how collaboration across three right-wing sectors is a recipe for disaster, as the extreme right understands very well. Haunting video footage of groups of German right-wing extremists chasing, harassing and attacking ethnic minorities, journalists and counter-protesters circulated widely on social media last week, along with footage of overwhelmed police. “If the mob attacks,”… Continue reading “The united German extreme right”

The Silicon Valley mantra of ‘move fast and break things’ has fallen miserably short

In the below guest op-ed at the News Statesman, Senior Fellow, Dr Bharath Ganesh, talks about the exploitation of social media by the extreme right and what practical actions social media platforms (such Facebook) can do in order to stop this. In it, he suggests that: “The rapid growth of hate and extremism on these platforms… Continue reading “The Silicon Valley mantra of ‘move fast and break things’ has fallen miserably short”

A Peculiar Turn for Britain’s Radical Right? ‘Islamisation’, Vigilantism and Britain First

Britain’s radical right is at a worrying crossroads. ‘[P]olitically marginalised, fractured, leaderless and increasingly violent’, Britain’s radical-right is now more ‘isolated and in retreat’ than at any point over the past twenty years – ‘becoming more extreme and violent’ in the process. Despite popular outbursts of nationalism and xenophobia after the 2016 EU referendum, it… Continue reading “A Peculiar Turn for Britain’s Radical Right? ‘Islamisation’, Vigilantism and Britain First”

How to Tackle the Extreme Right

The DAAD Workshop on “How to Tackle the Extreme Right: American, British, and German Perspectives” – February 12, 2018. Speaker: Dr Craig McCann, CARR Senior Fellow and a former member of the Metropolitan Police’s anti-terrorism force, discussed counter-terrorism strategies of the British police force.