Posted on 20/03/2014
On 26 February 2014, the Department of History hosted an event at Senate House, focusing on the recent rise of far right parties and the reasons for citizen discontent such as immigration, unemployment, budgetary policies, and poor economic growth. The session also looked at 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.
Listen to the session in full here
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).