Event Date: 26 February 2014
Europe’s far right, democracy and the European elections
In light of the 2014 elections to the European Parliament, this public event will focus on the recent rise of far right parties and the reasons for citizen discontent such as immigration, unemployment, budgetary policies, and poor economic growth. We will also discuss the nature of the contemporary far right and its various models of organisation, mobilisation, and its international dimensions, along with the role of the mainstream institutions and the media.
Daniel Trilling – author of Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain’s Far Right (Verso), and editor of New Humanist.
Matteo Albanese – historian at the University of Lisbon, and author of a forthcoming book on Italy’s recent far right.
Maria Margaronis – London-based journalist for The Nation and reporter on Greece for the BBC and The Guardian.
Andrea Mammone – historian at Royal Holloway, and author of Transnational Neofascism in France and Italy (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).
Talk (order of speakers – Andrea Mammone, Daniel Trilling, Matteo Albanese and Maria Margaronis):