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Mr Özgür Özvatan

Email: oezguer.oezvatan@hu-berlin.de Twitter: @OzgurOzvatan Position(s): Doctoral candidate at the International Doctoral Program, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS). Research and Teaching Fellow at the Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin. Research Fellow at Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM). Specialist Research Areas: Politics of Belonging; Migration and (Trans-)Nationalism; Populism and… Continue reading “Mr Özgür Özvatan”

Radical Right Terrorism is Now Taken Seriously, But the Rifts They Exploit Are Not Healing

Spring 2018 marks a dark anniversary for those who study the radical right. Nineteen years ago, David Copeland, self-appointed member of the White Wolves and more infamously known as the “London Nail Bomber”, was in the midst of his bombing campaign. Targeting communities in East London, Brixton and Soho, his goal was to divide society… Continue reading “Radical Right Terrorism is Now Taken Seriously, But the Rifts They Exploit Are Not Healing”

Heidegger and intellectual applicability: the good, the bad and the ugly

© Willy Pragher In opening this longish Insight text, I want to dwell on another text delivered 85 years ago this week by one the greatest minds of the twentieth century.  This was entitled ‘The Self Assertion of the German University’, and was given on the occasion of Martin Heidegger’s appointment as chancellor of Freiburg… Continue reading “Heidegger and intellectual applicability: the good, the bad and the ugly”

Welfare chauvinism and the ‘hostile environment’ for immigration

Nativism is the norm in much of Europe, where dual welfarism and welfare chauvinism is policy. Nativist rhetoric and ideology has trickled down from radical right politicians to the mainstream and has become the new normal. The days are gone when the welfare state was supported as a safety net for those who needed it… Continue reading “Welfare chauvinism and the ‘hostile environment’ for immigration”

Debating the Intellectual Leader of the French New Right

I am the author of two books about the French nouvelle droite (ND): Where Have All the Fascists Gone? and Rethinking the French New Right: Alternatives to Modernity. In 2014, I published a piece entitled, “The French New Right Neither Right, Nor Left?” in the Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Surprisingly, the French ND leader, Alain de Benoist, responded… Continue reading “Debating the Intellectual Leader of the French New Right”

Back to the Future? Comparing Radical Right Referendum Results, 1975 and 2016

It is hard to deny Brexit’s important place within recent radical right discourse and activity. Recently, Paul Stocker’s excellent book English Uprising has captured this part of that debate. The radical right had a significant impact in dictating the tone and trajectory of the Leave campaign, especially away from the official Vote Leave platform. Equally,… Continue reading “Back to the Future? Comparing Radical Right Referendum Results, 1975 and 2016”

3 years on: What the trial against Golden Dawn tells us about Greek society

©Michalis Karagiannis/Reuters On 20th April 2015, a trial began against the neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn – one of the largest and most controversial trials in post-dictatorial Greece. A total of 69 Golden Dawn members are accused of leading and participating in a criminal organization and are at the same time charged for several different legal… Continue reading “3 years on: What the trial against Golden Dawn tells us about Greek society”

Professor Aristotle Kallis

Email:  a.kallis@keele.ac.uk  Position:  Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, School of Humanities, Keele University. Specialist research areas: Fascist ideology and practice since 1918; the Holocaust; Islamophobia and anti-Semitism; radical right movements and ideologues; mass violence and genocide; prejudice; social exclusion; radicalisation; mainstream-extremism nexus. Available for consultation in the following areas: Policy formation / reports; government… Continue reading “Professor Aristotle Kallis”