Tag Archives: UKIP

Jan 6 2016

To be, or not to be: Europe under siege

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By David Held and Kyle McNally It has been a tough year for Europe. Greece, mass migration and terrorism are among the many factors which have unsettled Europe in a profound way. When the EU is seen to stutter and … Continue reading

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May 18 2015

Eurosceptics at a Junction: Antagonising the EU for the Sake of it is Risky

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By Alessio Colonnelli All right-wing parties seem to dabble in anti-EU rhetoric more or less radically: the EU weakens the prerogatives of their nation-states. Germany’s Christian Democratic Union is a conspicuous exception; it sharply antagonises the further-to-the-right Alternative for Germany, … Continue reading

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Aug 28 2014

The End of Tolerance and the New Populism

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By Marina Prentoulis and Lasse Thomassen Reflections on the 2014 local and European election results have heavily stressed the rise of the populist far right. Clearly they have emerged as a leading political force at home and abroad, but this … Continue reading

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May 27 2014

Democracy in Europe after the Elections

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By Mary Kaldor Nationalism is a way of deflecting discontent towards a convenient scapegoat, an ‘other’ – the immigrant or Europe. It is a way of mobilising political support while avoiding any commitment to address the underlying causes of discontent; … Continue reading

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Jul 23 2013

Older, anxious and white: why UKIP are the English Tea Party

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By Michael Skey   In 2010, when the UK Independence Party, under the increasingly high-profile stewardship of Nigel Farage, began to make some headway in the polls, commentators wondered whether they might turn out to be the British equivalent of … Continue reading

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Jun 5 2013

Belonging and entitlement – Britain’s ‘ethnic majority’ and the rise of UKIP

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By Michael Skey The UK Independence Party’s electoral success is underwritten by dissatisfaction with the major parties in the British political landscape. Michael Skey explores the factors accounting for the popularity of UKIP.  He points out that the party’s high … Continue reading

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