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I Was Blocked On Social Media By Tommy Robinson: Now Twitter Are Removing His Hate

Britain First is a ‘radical right’, ultra-nationalist movementthat promotes anti-Muslim hostility and has incited racial and religious hatred. The group has been led until recently by Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding, both of whom are now serving a prison sentence for religiously aggravated hate speech that incited anti-Muslim hatred. Despite numerous concerns raised above about… Continue reading “I Was Blocked On Social Media By Tommy Robinson: Now Twitter Are Removing His Hate”

How COVID-19 deflated the Austrian populist radical right

COVID-19 has fundamentally altered the logic of Austrian politics as refugees and the question of Islam in Austrian society have become largely irrelevant. Austrians like to think of their country as an “Insel der Seligen” – an island of the blessed. The notion has a long genealogy, usually attributed to a visit by Pope Paul… Continue reading “How COVID-19 deflated the Austrian populist radical right”

The Influence of Memes on Far-Right Radicalisation

Memes remain an important potential influence on far-right online radicalisation and cannot be overlooked as an aspect of internet culture. The far right has always thrived in the online space, however scholars Lisa Bogerts and Maik Fielitz suggest that the advent of Web 2.0 catalysed “a process of (post-) modernisation” within the movement, thus creating… Continue reading “The Influence of Memes on Far-Right Radicalisation”

COVID-19 and the Pause of Far-Right Demonstrations in Germany

COVID-19 has shutdown numerous activities in the public spaces of Europe—including far-right demonstrations. Yet the relaxation of protective measures will surely bring renewed far-right demonstration activity. In most European countries, protective measures against COVID-19 have dramatically reduced activities in public space. While these measures have wide-ranging and diverse impacts, a particular effect on far-right social… Continue reading “COVID-19 and the Pause of Far-Right Demonstrations in Germany”

Putin’s Amendments To Russia’s Constitution Sparks Debate About Russian Nationalism

Amendments expanding Putin’s power and language about the “state-forming role” of the Russian national majority, raises ethno-nationalism concerns. On many occasions, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for the adoption of new amendments to the Russian Constitution. Putin has usually referenced several reasons why the head of State would want to change the basic law… Continue reading “Putin’s Amendments To Russia’s Constitution Sparks Debate About Russian Nationalism”

Michael Zeller

Email:   Position: Doctoral Candidate, Department of Political Science, Central European University.   Specialist research areas: Social movements; Far-right mobilisation; Demonstration politics; QCA; Process tracing; Civil society; Post-Soviet politics.   Profile: Michael C. Zeller is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Central European University (CEU). His dissertation research concerns the demobilisation of… Continue reading “Michael Zeller”

Dr Matthias Wasser

Specialist research areas Intellectual history of the far right, political economy of fascism Available for consultation in the following areas Third sector/charity engagement; government consultancy; and editorials. Profile Matthias Wasser, PhD, completed his doctoral studies in Comparative-Historical Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018. Under the mentorship of Dr. Roberto Korzeniewicz, he… Continue reading “Dr Matthias Wasser”

Sabine Volk

Email: Twitter: @VolkDorothea Position: Doctoral candidate at the Institute for European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Specialist research areas: Qualitative-interpretive approaches; the New Right in Germany and Europe; Memory Studies; Social Movement Studies. Profile: Sabine works on her dissertation in the context of the EU-funded Marie-Sklodowska-Curie project “Delayed transformational fatigue in Central and Eastern… Continue reading “Sabine Volk”