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Extreme Right

The Home Affairs Committee report last week warned of a rise in extreme right violence. How great is the danger? Read Counterpoint's...

Shameful Voting

Evidence suggests that voters for populist right parties are often ashamed to report their preferences, hampering accurate polling. Read Counterpoint's analysis.

Finnish Election: Analysis

Although Soini came fourth, we should not read this as the beginning of the end for The Finns. Read more about Counterpoint's...

Finns go to the polls on Sunday

Indications are that the True Finns won't match their successes of last year. But who really are the True Finns, and why...

A Women at the Oslo Bomb Blast, Norway

Norwegian Lessons

Counterpoint's response to July's tragedy in Norway, and an exploration of what it can teach us about elite behaviour, cultural conservatism and...

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Bonne Année – Local realities of migration: emotions, institutions, conflict and cooperation

We have just launched our new report comparing local realities of migration in Europe.  Counterpoint explored local and personal experiences of migration in communities...


Tentacles of Circumstance: The Political Consequences of Inequality

To explore the complex effects of inequality on European societies, this collection brings together essays by scholars of economic history, sociology, psychology and philosophy....


Historic errors set in stone

Public monuments seem to have become the lightning rod of our cultural wars: from Robert E Lee, to Cecil Rhodes, to intimations that Nelson...