29.2 issue contents - Countering extremism and the far-right
In the midst of multiple crises – social, economic, political, environmental – the world over is reckoning with the threat of far-right ideologies that offer seemingly simple solutions to anything but simple problems.
In this issue, our contributors look at how we got here, from the role of the Covid-19 pandemic to intensifying economic insecurity to the ubiquity of anti-immigration rhetoric and the rise of populist politics.
However, taken together, these articles also light the path forward – they urge progressives not to fall into doomism, but instead to organise and fight for a better world of our making.
- Editorial / Anita Bhadani, Lucy Mort, Rachel Statham, Chris Thomas and Joshua Emden
- Is there a future for social democrats? / Cas Mudde, Rachel Statham and Parth Patel
- The normalisation of welfare chauvinism / Mette Wiggen
- ‘Red wall’ challenges / Mike Makin-Waite
- The false promise of ‘equal opportunities’ counter-extremism / Azfar Shafi
- Anti-migrant hate / Safya Khan-Ruf and Joe Mulhall
- What to do about right-wing populism? / Daphne Halikiopoulou and Tim Vlandas
- The role of the media in the mainstreaming of the far right / Katy Brown and Aurelien Mondon
- A citizen-serving media / Krishnan Guru-Murthy