Matthew Goodwin
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Matthew Goodwin is an Associate Professor in Politics at the University of Nottingham, and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. He researches extremism and its support, and is the author of numerous studies and books. He currently sits on the government working group on anti-Muslim prejudice, and has undertaken research for the UK HomeOffice, Council of Europe, Department for Communities and Local Government,Welsh Government and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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Britain, Islam and the Generational Struggle

(250) Comments | Posted 11 March 2013 | (23:00)

Within British media and the Westminster Village, the recent release of the latest census data has sparked considerable debate. Much of this has focused on the extent to which some areas of London have experienced 'white flight', or whether we should be anxious about the fact that less than 8%...

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With a New Leader, Where Next for the Greens?

(1) Comments | Posted 5 September 2012 | (16:26)

For political parties, the arrival of a new leader is often a catalyst for change. Aside from election defeats, a change of leadership has often been shown to spark a period of internal discussion and -ultimately- change of direction. It is for these reasons that a change in the leadership...

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Far Right Violence: More Needs to be Done

(27) Comments | Posted 21 August 2012 | (00:00)

If the past year has taught us anything, it is that we need to do more to understand and counter far right violence.

For much of the past decade -and for obvious reasons- policy-makers and the security services have focused almost exclusively on mainly one form of religious-based extremism....

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The Riots One Year One: Do We Fear a Repeat?

(7) Comments | Posted 10 August 2012 | (00:00)

One year ago, England experienced the most significant outbreak of rioting in the entire post-war era. Across four hot summer days, rioting quickly spread from its birthplace in Tottenham to cities across the country, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham and Salford. In their aftermath, it was estimated that the riots...

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