The book contains a range of studies on the relation between different versions of neo-nationalism, populism and racism, examining case studies in both Europe and the USA. Having consolidated a prominent place within the Western political panorama, these issues now represent a fundamental aspect to understanding our current world and the success of racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic discourses. The text provides an important example of analyses of contexts characterized by a sovereignist and populist dynamic that is hegemonizing socio-political discourse in Italy, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, the USA and elsewhere.
Alfredo Alietti is professor of Sociology and Urban Sociology at the University of Ferrara. He is member of the Research Network of the European Sociological Association “Racism, Anti-Semitism and Ethnic Relations” (RN 31) and of the research group “Housing and Migration” for the ISMU Foundation (Interventions and Studies on Multi-Ethnicity). He has published various essays on racism, ethnic discrimination, Islamophobia and Antisemitism.
Dario Padovan is professor of Sociology at the University of Torino. He is member of the Research Network of the European Sociological Association “Racism, Anti-Semitism and Ethnic Relations” (RN 31). He coordinates the Unesco Chair on Sustainable Development at the University of Turin. He has recently published articles on the Anthropocene, global racism and climate change.