Briefing on predictors of support for English Defence League

In recent years several European states have seen the emergence of 'counter-Jihad' movements, which in contrast to the established populist radical right eschew electoral politics and put stronger emphasis on mobilizing opposition to Islam and Muslims.

Despite attracting attention, counter-Jihad movements and the predictors of their support are under researched. Drawing on a new survey and sample of self-identified supporters, the COMPAS Breakfast Briefing investigates the predictors of public support for the English Defence League (EDL), the inaugural 'defence league' in Europe.

The briefing will be done by Matthew Goodwin, of University of Nottingham.
In this series COMPAS (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford) makes topical, cutting edge research on migration and migration related issues accessible to a select audience. The presentation will be followed by questions and discussion (under Chatham House rules) on the potential implications for policy and practice.

If you would like to attend the May Breakfast Briefing please email [email protected] Please note that spaces are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

“Are potential supporters of the English Defence League economic losers, protestors, Islamophobes or xenophobes?"
When: 10th May 2013 – 8:30 – 9:45
Where: Institute for Strategic Dialogue, 48 Charles Street, London W1J 5EN

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