Graham Macklin is an Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-Rex), University of Oslo, Norway. He has long standing research interests in fascist and extreme right-wing politics in Britain, North America and Europe and is interested more broadly in the study of political violence and terrorism.
He completed his PhD at Sheffield University (2002) on the resurrection of British fascism after 1945, which formed the basis for his subsequent monograph “Very Deeply Dyed in Black”: Oswald Mosley and the resurrection of British fascism (2007).
He has published widely on the field of fascist, extreme right-wing, and anti-Muslim politics including British National Party: Contemporary Perspectives (2011), co-edited with with Professor Nigel Copsey. His most recent research has focused upon the interactive dynamics of extremist violence.
Macklin recently completed Failed Führers: A History of the British Extreme Right and is currently working on another project entitled Transnational Extreme Right Networks, co-edited with Professor Fabian Virchow (Dusseldorf).
Macklin is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS) and a co-editor for Patterns of Prejudice. He also co-edits the ‘Fascism and the Far Right’ book series for Routledge.
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This policy brief provides an overview of the sociological issues underpinning the issues of far right and Islamist reciprocal or cumulative radicalisation in the Western European context. That is, these groups radicalise each other by mutually reinforcing their hate, intolerance, or indignation towards each other. The nature of reciprocal radicalisation between far right and Islamist […]
Writing in 1992, noted terrorism scholar David Rapoport remarked that nearly 90% of terrorist groups lasted less than one year. Subsequent scholarship on terrorist group longevity has similarly noted the short average lifespan of the vast majority of such groups. Why then—more than three decades after it was originally founded—has al-Qaeda been able to enjoy […]
Introduction In the past months, there has been considerable discussion about whether or not foreign fighters and their families currently detained in camps in Syria should be repatriated. An often-heard justification in Western Europe not to opt for repatriation is the fact that prosecution of the adults will often lead to light sentences and thus […]