Month: October 2020

In Controversial Company: Conservatives and Far Right United on German Unity Day

Despite the attempts to draw a clear line between conservatism and the far right, the eastern German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) celebrated the highly symbolic 30th anniversary of German Unity Day together with the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) – and without their left-wing coalition partners.  Introduction On 3 October 2020, Germany celebrated the… Continue reading “In Controversial Company: Conservatives and Far Right United on German Unity Day”

Is America Edging Toward a “Racial Holy War”?

Since the Vietnam War era in the United States, radical-right groups have articulated an apocalyptic vision under which white people would be restored to their “rightful place” of dominance on the North American continent. Over the years, various groups and personalities have expressed this vision in slightly different ways, though have involved the toppling of… Continue reading “Is America Edging Toward a “Racial Holy War”?”

Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode Four): Populism in Italy A Deep Dive

ABOUT THIS EPISODE   https://media.fireside.fm/file/fireside-audio/podcasts/audio/b/b51815b6-ee73-481c-b930-95e2903f3e96/episodes/8/82e24e1f-5d2b-4886-ae25-7e13636e0afb/82e24e1f-5d2b-4886-ae25-7e13636e0afb.mp3 This episode features the inaugural episode from the CARR Populism Research Unit. Guests Dr. Valerio Alfonso Bruno and Alessio Scopelliti join Right Rising to give us an overview of what populism means in Italian politics – as both an ideology and how it plays out in party politics. Along with… Continue reading “Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode Four): Populism in Italy A Deep Dive”

Potential Lessons From Interwar Europe To Combat Fascism

Fascism appeared as a governing force in a particular period – the interwar one – and in a particular set of places – some countries, but not others. What many historical sociologists approaching the period agree on is that assembling a broad left-liberal coalition was the necessary condition for defeating it. But what was required… Continue reading “Potential Lessons From Interwar Europe To Combat Fascism”

COVID-19 Drives Conspiracy Theories and Islamophobia

The COVID-19 pandemic has been used as a weapon by the radical right in promoting conspiracy theories. For the past decade, I have been researching the impact of Islamophobia on social media. After the outbreak of COVID-19, I was commissioned, alongside my colleague Roxana Khan Williams, by the chair and independent members of the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working… Continue reading “COVID-19 Drives Conspiracy Theories and Islamophobia”