Sunday, 13 January 2013

University's new centre to study rise in anti-Islam far right

Teesside University forms organisation focusing on increase in violent anti-Islamic sentiment 

A British university has established a dedicated centre to study the extremist far right, with a particular focus on the increase in violent anti-Islamic sentiment and the possibility of a lone, Anders Behring Breivik-style attack.

The Centre for Fascist, Anti-Fascist and Post-Fascist Studies at Teesside University will be formally launched later this month at an event marking National Holocaust Memorial Day. Beginning with two academics, Professor Nigel Copsey and Dr Matthew Feldman, the centre will specialise in both the history of far-right radicalism in this country and current trends and dangers.

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 About Nigel Copsey

Professor Copsey’s field of expertise is historic and contemporary manifestations of fascism and anti-fascism.

He teaches modules on Italian Fascism, the Third Reich, Theories of Fascism, and British Fascism and Culture. He is Director of the Institute of Design, Culture and the Arts. ...

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