Event Date: 22 and 23 September 2011
Sunley Management Centre
University of Northampton
Radicalism and New Media Group presents:
Populist Racism In Britain and Europe since 1945
- Professor Aristotle Kallis,
- Dr Hans-Georg Betz
- Professor Nigel Copsey,
- Dr Gavin Schaffer,
- Dr Jane Callaghan,
- The Think Project,
- and others
Following in tradition established by the Radical-ism and New Media research group, this two-day conference will bring together scholars, practitioners and third sector professionals either working on innovative research, or front line engagement with, the causes, nature and effect of populist racism in Britain and Europe.
MAJOR THEMES COVERED:
Topics to be discussed by practitioners and academics will include:
- The relationship between populist racism and violent extremism;
- The latest developments with the BNP, EDL and European far-right movements;
- Analysis of how the mass media represents populist racism;
- State responses to forms of populist racism;
- Factors that create ‘fertile conditions’ for popu-list racism to develop;
- The role of the new media.
ENCOURAGING NEW APPROACHES
As well as talks from experts, up-and-coming researchers, and professional perspectives, there will be networking opportunities for informal engagement with these themes, to encourage new approaches to tackling populist racism.
22 September 2011
Welcome and Opening Keynote:
Hans-Georg Betz, ‘Populism, Nativism and Contemporary Radical Right-Wing Ideology’
Due to technical failure we cannot provide you with the audio recording of this talk. However, we will attempt to bring you this sometiome in the near future.
Parallel panels I:
Panel 1a: Northern Europe
Daunis Auers, ‘Mapping Populist Racism in the Baltic States’
Simon Oja, ‘From Skinheads and Shouting to Suits and Debating’
Kristina Boreus, ‘Right-Wing Populism and Discursive Discrimination in Austria, Denmark and Sweden’
Panel 1a discussion .
Panel 1b: Populist Racism and Lone Wolf Terrorism in Europe
Matthew Feldman, ‘Comparative Lone Wolf Terrorism’
Paul Jackson, ‘Lone Wolf Terrorism and Right-Wing Extremism’
Rafael Pantucci, ‘How Xenophobic Are Lone Wolf Islamists?’
Due to technical failure we cannot provide you with the audio recording of these talks. However, we will attempt to bring you this sometiome in the near future.
Parallel Panels II
Panel 2a: Eastern Europe
Alina Polyakova, ‘Civil Society and Right-Wing Politics: Explaining the Rightís Success and Failure in Central Eastern Europe’
Parikrama Gupta, ‘Racism in Russia: Not a Problem for the Russian State’
Andreas Umland, ‘Zhirinovskii as a Fascist: Palingenetic Ultra-Nationalism in Documents of the Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia in the early 1990s’
Panel 2b: Populist Racism against Roma and Sinti travellers
Zbigniew Wojcik and Lukasz Gazda, ‘Roma: NOT Hard to Reach Community’
John Coxhead, ‘Roma: Deconstructing Populist Xenophobia’
Gabriela Augustynowicz-Casey, ‘The Roma: The Need of a New Language of Social Communication‘
Parallel Panels III
Panel 3a: Western Europe
Brigitte Beauzamy, ‘The Role of the Radical Right in the Politicization of Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia’
Aurelien Mondon, ‘Nicolas Sarkozyís Legitimisation of the Front National’
Panel 3b: The Psychological Dimension of Populist Racism
Jane Callaghan, ‘There’s Something Happening Here: Visual Images of the EDL and BNP’
Paul Crofts, “Us” and “Them” in Defining the “Other”. A Case Study on Framing Muslims and Islamaphobia and Racism from Kettering’
Panel 4 ‘Representing ‘Otherness’
Darya Malyutina, ‘From Racism to Cosmopolitan Sociability: Perceptions of ëOthersí in the Conditions of Superdiversity by Russian-speaking Migrants in London’
Trev Preston, ‘Boots, Braces and Blogs: Representations of Right-Wing Extremism in Britain’
23 September 2011
Prof. Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor, University of Northampton .
Aristotle Kallis, ‘The “Contagion” Dynamic of the Far-Right’
Launch of RNM Groupís report on the English Defence League
Dr Paul Jackson and Dr Mark Pitchford .
Panel 1 by Practitioners
The Think Project: Geraint Whittaker, Laura Lake and Rocio Cifuentes
Panel 2 by Practitioners
Searchlight: ‘The Post War Impact of Julius Evola on British Politics and Beyond’
Alfio Bernabei, ‘The Mind of Julius Evola: Between Fascism and Mysticism’
Gerry Gable, ‘The Devil’s Disciples: From Fiore to Griffin’
Sonia Gable, ‘Are Griffin’s Appeals for Race and Civil War Helping Britain’s Far Right?’
Searchlight Panel discussion .
Book (and Series) Launch
Far-right.com, first in “Mapping the Far Right” series, eds. Paul Jackson and Gerry Gable
book available HERE:
Gavin Schaffer, ‘The Vision of a Nation: Making Multiculturalism on British Television 1960-1980′
Nigel Copsey, ‘Au Revoir to “Sacred Cows”? The Nouvelle Droite’s Impact on Britain’s Far Right’
Anton Shekhovtsov, ‘Far-Right Music in Britain’
Final Panel discussion .
Concluding Round table discussion
selected photos from the conference: