Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo

Dr. Graham Macklin is Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has published extensively on fascist, extreme right and anti-minority politics in Britain in both the inter-war and post-war periods. His most recent work has focused upon extreme right transnational networks, radical milieus and the interactive dynamics of political violence.

His research is has been funded by local, national governments as well as the EU under the H2020 programme. He co-edits the book series ‘Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right’ as well as co-editing the journal Patterns of Prejudice and Fascism. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society as well as an Honorary Fellow, Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, Southampton University. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) in The Hague.

Graham has worked on the CREST-funded The Internal Brakes On Violent Escalation project.

He tweets at @macklin_gd

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  • Failed Fuhrers: A History of Britain’s Extreme Right (Routledge: Abingdon 2019)
  • ‘Greg Johnson and Counter Currents’ in Mark Sedgewick (ed.), Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy (OUP: New York 2019).
  • (W/Joel Busher and Donald Holbrook) ‘The Internal Brakes on Violent Escalation: A Typology,’ Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, vol. 11, no. 1, 2019, pp. 3-35.
  • (W/Joel Busher and Gareth Harris) ‘Chicken suits and other aspects of situated credibility contests: Explaining local trajectories of anti-minority activism,’ Social Movement Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, 2019, pp. 193-214.
  • ‘The Evolution of Extreme-Right Terrorism and Efforts to Counter it in the United Kingdom,’ CTC Sentinel – Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, vol. 12, no. 1, January 2019, pp. 15-20.
  • ‘“Only bullets can stop us!” The banning of National Action in Britain,’ Perspectives on Terrorism, vol. 12, no. 6, December 2018, pp. 104-122.
  • (W/ Joel Busher), ‘Interpreting ‘Cumulative Extremism’: Six Proposals for Enhancing Conceptual Clarity,’ Terrorism and Political Violence, vol. 27, no. 5, 2015, pp. 884-905.
  • (W/ Joel Busher), ‘Tracing patterns of ‘cumulative extremism’ in four waves of movement-countermovement contest in Britain,’ Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, vol. 7, no. 1, 2015, pp. 53-68.


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