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Understanding Britain’s extreme right
Author: Paul Jackson

"Pride in Prejudice offers a concise introduction to the varied extreme right groups active in Britain. It looks to the past, in order to explore the roots of this complex movement, while focusing on the numerous groups and activists that make up Britain’s contemporary extreme right. This timely analysis examines the extreme right movement in terms of ideology and appeal, organisational styles, online and offline activism, approaches to leadership, types of supporters and gendered dynamics. Jackson also evaluates successes and failures in policy responses to the extreme right, and identifies the on-going risks posed by lone-actor terrorism.

Showcasing the latest research, Pride in Prejudice argues that Britain has never been immune from the extreme right, and demonstrates the movement has a long history in the country. It is made up of a wide variety of organisations, helping give this marginalised culture a diverse appeal and many are attracted for emotive as well as more rational reasons. While risks posed by the extreme right are manageable, Jackson concludes that this is only possible if we make ourselves aware of the ways the movement operates, and that by doing so we can also make multicultural liberal democracy more robust.

The international links of the Australian far right in the Cold War era
Evan Smith

political life in Australia during the post-war era, there were times when they made some direct political impact (such as the Australian League of Rights’ entryism into the Country/National Party) 2 or when their violence became a cause for concern (such as the Australian National Socialist Party in the early 1970s or National Action and the Australian Nationalist Movement in the 1980s–1990s). 3 Possibly more important than their impact on domestic politics was the fact that these groups plugged into an international white supremacist and anti-communist network, 4

in Global white nationalism
Zoha Waseem

Introduction Despite its position as a principal actor in the global war on terrorism since 2001, Pakistan has not adequately implemented counter-terrorism and security policies. Following the attacks on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar in 2014, Pakistan’s first official counter-terrorism policy, the National Action Plan (NAP), was

in Counter-terrorism and civil society
M. Anne Visser and Sheryl-Ann Simpson

While immigration policy making has traditionally been the sole prerogative of nation-states, recent research has documented increased instances of migration policy making at sub-national levels across migrant receiving societies. These findings have begun to bring attention to the ways in which immigration policy is now being set through the actions of lower levels of government. This chapter extends these findings, arguing for attention to the role of sub-national actors in defining the politics of contemporary processes of migration, settlement, and incorporation. The chapter engages with these broader issues by discussing a group of sub-national actions, the implementation of migrant labour market regularisations (LRs) in the US. LRs are discrete arenas of policy making at the sub-national level that affect aspects of migrant workers' status and include laws and ordinances related to anti-solicitation, language access, local enforcement of federal immigration law, and employment verification. The chapter thus builds on findings from individual case studies, through an analysis of a unique national dataset of over 3,000 LRs passed in US counties and municipalities between 2001 and 2015. In doing so, the chapter provides a national perspective on the social, economic, and political processes influencing the adoption of LRs over time and across space.

in Sanctuary cities and urban struggles
Encounters with biosocial power
Author: Kevin Ryan

Refiguring childhood stages a series of encounters with biosocial power, which is a specific zone of intensity within the more encompassing arena of biopower and biopolitics. Assembled at the intersection of thought and practice, biosocial power attempts to bring envisioned futures into the present, taking hold of life in the form of childhood, thereby bridging being and becoming while also shaping the power relations that encapsulate the social and cultural world(s) of adults and children. Taking up a critical perspective which is attentive to the contingency of childhoods – the ways in which particular childhoods are constituted and configured – the method used in the book is a transversal genealogy that moves between past and present while also crossing a series of discourses and practices framed by children’s rights (the right to play), citizenship, health, disadvantage and entrepreneurship education. The overarching analysis converges on contemporary neoliberal enterprise culture, which is approached as a conjuncture that helps to explain, and also to trouble, the growing emphasis on the agency and rights of children. It is against the backdrop of this problematic that the book makes its case for refiguring childhood. Focusing on the how, where and when of biosocial power, Refiguring childhood will appeal to researchers and students interested in examining the relationship between power and childhood through the lens of social and political theory, sociology, cultural studies, history and geography.

Place, space and discourse
Editors: Christine Agius and Dean Keep

Identity is often regarded as something that is possessed by individuals, states, and other agents. In this edited collection, identity is explored across a range of approaches and under-explored case studies with a view to making visible its fractured, contingent, and dynamic features. The book brings together themes of belonging and exclusion, identity formation and fragmentation. It also examines how identity functions in discourse, and the effects it produces, both materially and in ideational terms. Taking in case studies from Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, the various chapters interrogate identity through formal governing mechanisms, popular culture and place. These studies demonstrate the complex and fluid nature of identity and identity practices, as well as implications for theorising identity.

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Paul Jackson

means for the movement to connect with new audiences. People cannot stay youthful, but often they start out as such. In previous generations, youth leaders included people like Tyndall and Colin Jordan , who in the 1950s and 1960s were young, uniformed men who used their overt neo-Nazism as a pose to capture media attention, just as youth neo-Nazi groups such as National Action have done in more recent

in Pride in prejudice
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Paul Jackson

National Action , Sonnenkreig Division and Feuerkreig Division , noted at the start of this chapter, demonstrate some further issues. National Action engaged in various public arenas, and used tools such as provocative YouTube videos to gain attention. Its activists also engaged in online attacks, perhaps most notably in 2014 when Garron Helm targeted the then Labour MP Luciana Berger, tweeting a picture

in Pride in prejudice
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Paul Jackson

justified. A final ‘brake’ relates to the notion of path dependency. Over time the impact of such ‘brakes’ on violence helps to institutionalise their continued use as established practice, again curtailing or at least limiting escalations into sustained violence from groups themselves. 11 These internal brakes on violence help unpick the complex dynamics of why a group like National Action

in Pride in prejudice
Bryan Fanning and Lucy Michael

National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI) during the European Year Against Racism (1997) and, at the 2001 World Conference on Racism in Durban, to have the NCCRI draw up the first National Action Plan Against Racism . Inaugurated in 1998 with an explicit remit of addressing racism in Irish society, the NCCRI was funded by and under the control of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. Initiatives included the establishment of the anti-racism awareness programme Know Racism in 2001, as well as the preparation of Planning for

in Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands