Media Commentator on Far and Extreme Right Politics, Activism and Terrorism

    Impact: Cultural impacts, 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (UN SDG)

    Description of impact

    Paul Jackson regularly contributes to local, national and international news and media organisations to provide expertise on a wide range of issues related to the far and extreme right


    This includes: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio and television (Radio5 Live, Radio 4, BBC1, News 24); France 24; CNN; and Huffington Post.

    How have research outputs led to this impact?

    Paul Jackson is a historian who researches the British, American and wider international extreme right, from 1940s to the present day.

    His work highlights that such extremism is driven by complex sub-cultures that combine fantasies of race war and creating a new world order with a social makeup that can be particularly vulnerable to acting in violent ways.

    He has written on:

    - British organisations including the English Defence League, the British National Party and National Action.

    - American groups such as the American Nazi Party, the National Socialist Movement and Atomwaffen Division.

    - International networks such as the World Union of National Socialists and the Identitarian movement.

    - Far right terrorists, such as Anders Breivik, Darren Osborne and Thomas Mair

    Given his broad background in developing cutting edge research in a complex field, he has become a go-to person for media outlets who want a commentator to contextualise a wide range of far right related phenomena and explain their underlying dynamics.
    Impact statusOngoing
    Category of impactCultural impacts, 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (UN SDG)
    Impact levelMature Impact