Global crisis comes under the spotlight in Northampton
Published Monday 4th April 2011
Global politics, domestic crises and the rise of right wing extremism will come under the spotlight this month (15 April).
With keynote talks and panel discussions organised by The University of Northampton, as part of a Radicalism and New Media Research Group event.
The 'Hate Globally, Act Locally: England's Far-right in Focus' symposium event will take place on 15 April at the Sunley Conference Centre, Park Campus. It will feature talks by academics, activists and government officials, who will examine the resurgence of far-right extremism in 21st century Britain.
The prestigious panel will include representatives from National Co-ordinator Domestic Extremism (NCDE) and the Public Order Policing Section (POPS), as well as the Hope not Hate campaign, an anti-fascism and anti-racism group in the United Kingdom .
Senior Lecturer in History, Dr Mathew Feldman, has helped launch the University's new Radicalism and New Media Research Group.
This symposium aims to break new ground by looking at the revival of right-wing extremism in England and the effect of 'transnational' hatreds like racism, xenophobia and bigotry in stoking localised conflicts across English regions, counties and cities.
Worldwide issues such as immigration and new media technologies have local effects and this is frequently asserted but less frequently analysed. By investigating the link between global hatreds and local actions, we greatly hope to contribute to the national discussions taking place on radicalisation, community cohesion and political radicalism in contemporary England.Dr Mathew Feldman
focus on a variety of far-right organisations in Britain - all of whom have
embraced the internet as an organisational and propaganda instrument in the 21st century.