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The many faces of the radical right and how to counter their threat

A whole ecosystem has grown up around the radical right as it has surged in visibility this century. The radical right can lay claim to its own stable of media personalities and political superstars, not to mention the social media platforms and political parties that cater to them. Its growth has been powered, in part,… Continue reading “The many faces of the radical right and how to counter their threat”

New Dataset & CARR Report: Far-Right Mobilisations in Great Britain (FRGB Dataset) 2009-2019

Far-Right Mobilisations in Great Britain (FRGB Dataset), 2009-2019 You can request access the full dataset here, read more about the methodology for the collection of the dataset here, & cite the dataset using the reference below* CARR FRGB Dataset Research Report 1 Introduction During the last 11 years, and especially after the formation of the English Defence League (EDL), academics… Continue reading “New Dataset & CARR Report: Far-Right Mobilisations in Great Britain (FRGB Dataset) 2009-2019”

Treating white men as a new suspect community is not the answer

This article is part of a debate on Countering the Radical Right inviting people to answer the question: “should we be worried about white men?” There is no doubt that a recent rise in radical right extremism is concerning, and nor is there surprise that efforts to counter it are called for. Suggesting that those likely to… Continue reading “Treating white men as a new suspect community is not the answer”

Europe’s Far Right Fails to Capitalize on COVID-19

The European radical right seems to have failed to develop coherent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Europe’s radical-right parties have quickly understood the benefit they can derive from criticizing their respective governments in managing the COVID-19 health crisis. Their communication focuses on three main areas. First, they question the animal origin of the epidemic through… Continue reading “Europe’s Far Right Fails to Capitalize on COVID-19”

The Aftermath of the Constitutional Referendum in Italy: Stability for the Conte Executive, Lega on the decline & Fratelli d’Italia on the rise?

In their latest CARR Insights article, Dr Valerio Alfonso Bruno, Dr James F. Downes and Alessio Scopelliti argue that despite the recent constitutional referendum result in favour of reducing the number of MPs in the Italian Parliament, electoral volatility is likely to continue in Italian politics – with no clear political victory emerging for M5S,… Continue reading “The Aftermath of the Constitutional Referendum in Italy: Stability for the Conte Executive, Lega on the decline & Fratelli d’Italia on the rise?”

CARR-Open Democracy Event – US election: how can we challenge right-wing extremism?

As we look forward in anticipation/trepidation to the US Presidential and Congressional elections at the start of next month, CARR is gearing up a number of initiatives that hope to bring scholarly analysis to bare on the rise of right-wing extremism in the US during the Trump Presidency. The first of these is a webinar… Continue reading “CARR-Open Democracy Event – US election: how can we challenge right-wing extremism?”

RIGHT RISING PODCAST (SEASON ONE, EPISODE FIVE): INCEL CULTURE AND DEPLATFORMING

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Host: Augusta Dell’Omo   https://media.fireside.fm/file/fireside-audio/podcasts/audio/b/b51815b6-ee73-481c-b930-95e2903f3e96/episodes/c/c3ea001c-4abe-4788-8480-c3a1de9b5b94/c3ea001c-4abe-4788-8480-c3a1de9b5b94.mp3 Guest Dr. Julia DeCook joins Right Rising to discuss the growth of incel culture online. Along with host Augusta Dell’Omo, Julia walks us through how incels and other online far-right groups have responded to deplatforming efforts by social media companies. Finally, Julia and Augusta question just how… Continue reading “RIGHT RISING PODCAST (SEASON ONE, EPISODE FIVE): INCEL CULTURE AND DEPLATFORMING”

The Only Certainty This Election Is That There Will Be Chaos

President Trump is laying the groundwork for a drawn-out contestation of the election and won’t commit to a peaceful transition of power. This will spark unrest. At the moment, the United States is a country but not a state. It’s a country because its government exercises legal control over an extended territory, a sovereignty recognized… Continue reading “The Only Certainty This Election Is That There Will Be Chaos”