POLITICAL EXTREMISM and DEMOCRACY
Laurie Taylor considers the fluctuating relationship between the Extreme Right and democracy in Europe.
Two of the questions currently exercising political science are how to counteract an ideology which even the experts find hard to define and how to do it in a democratic way?
Laurie Taylor is joined by journalist Nick Ryan who spent six years travelling round the world talking to white extreme nationalist groups and to Dr. Cas Mudde, a political scientist at the University of Antwerp who’s been investigating the dangers to democracy of introducing measures to punish not just anti-democratic actions but anti-democratic ideas.
SOCIOLOGY OF DANCE
The quadrille is an early case of cultural globalisation. A French dance which might have been Scottish and certainly had a bit of English in it, but which came to have a special resonance for 19th century African and Creole slaves in the Caribbean.
Professor Helen Thomas, a dance sociologist Goldsmiths College, University of London, guides Laurie Taylor through this complicated European set dance known and explains how it has come to embody a historical racial struggle and spiritual awakening.
Writer, Journalist and Documentary-maker
Homeland into a World of Hate
Dr. Cas Mudde
Lecturer, Political and Social Sciences, University of Antwerp
Co-Chair of the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy
Co-editor with Roger Eatwell of the Routledge Studies in Extremism and Democracy
Western Democracies and the Extreme Right Challenge
Robert Eatwell and Cas Mudde
Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd
The Ideology of the Extreme Right
Manchester University Press
Professor Helen Thomas
Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London
Dance, Gender and Culture
Dance in the City
St. Martin's Press
Dance, Modernity and Culture
Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd ISBN 0415087945
The Body, Dance and Cultural Theory
Helen Thomas has recently completed a study, Dance into the Third Age: Social Dance As Cultural Text (funded by the AHRB: Arts and Humanities Research Board)
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