Hate Speech and Populist 'Othering' through the racism, age and gender looking glass

  • Meret, Susi (Project Participant)
  • Lazaridis, Gabriella (Project Coordinator)
  • Siim, Birte (Project Participant)
  • Campani, Giovanna (Project Participant)
  • Sauer, Birgit (Project Participant)
  • Pajnik, Mojca (Project Participant)
  • Benveniste, Annie (Project Participant)
  • Saarinen, Aino (Project Participant)
  • Krasteva, Anna (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    During the 2009 European Parliamentary elections, political parties of the far-right won substantial support in a number of EU member states (e.g. over ten per cent of the vote in Austria and Bulgaria) and were followed by the formation of a new far-right Euroskeptic group in the UK (UKIP) and Italy (Lega Nord) who pursue anti-immigrant and anti-EU integration agendas associated with radical populist parties. At the same time, Europe has seen the rise of extremist religious groups, as a response to securitisation processes that have taken place after the 9/11. Both of these trends have produced challenges to the fields of fundamental rights and EU policy against racism, xenophobia and homophobia and related intolerant attitudes and behaviour. The project aims to provide a critical understanding of these trends and recommend ways in which these can be challenged both in policy and praxis, by using the gender-race-ethnicity-sexual orientation intersectionality approach.
    Effective start/end date01/02/201301/02/2015

    Collaborative partners

    • Firwnze University (Project partner)
    • Université Paris 8 (Project partner)
    • University of Vienna (Project partner)
    • University of Leicester (Project partner)
    • Peace Institute, Ljubliana (Project partner)
    • Alexanteri Institute (Project partner)


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