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Matthew James Goodwin is a British academic who is currently Professor of Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.
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Among the Mosques
A Journey Across Muslim Britain
Ed Husain - 2021-06-10
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Explore the challenges faced by modern Muslim Britain in this fascinating and thought-provoking book. With Islam as the fastest growing faith in the country, the author delves into the deep-rooted relationship between Britain and Islam, navigating complex issues such as rising hostility, intolerance, and ignorance. Through personal anecdotes and honest interviews, he sheds light on how British Muslims reconcile progressive values with literalist interpretations of their faith. A compelling and enlightening read that brings the reality of British Muslim life into sharp focus.
Matt Goodwin
I thought this book was very insightful. Recommend! Ht @Ed_Husain      source
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The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia
Claire Sterling - 1991-01-01 (first published in 1990)
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Explore the inner workings of the $100 billion heroin market with this investigative book written by an Italy-based journalist. The Octopus delves into the intricate web of the Sicilian Mafia's international crime organization and their grip on the market. Discover the secrets at its heart and prepare for a captivating journey.
Matt Goodwin
@VictoriaPeckham There is a wonderful book called The Octopus about Sicily at this time/mid 90s, by Claire Sterling. If not read def recommend      source
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The Tribe
The Liberal-Left and the System of Diversity (Societas)
Ben Cobley - 2018-07-09
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"The Tribe" explores the rise of identity politics in modern society, from Islamist terror to feminist equal pay campaigns. Author Ben Cobley delves into how the politics of race, gender, religion, and sexuality have been adopted by the progressive liberal-left as a form of group identity, and its impact on our state, society, and language. This system of diversity presents a challenge to all people: submit or be excluded from society.
Matt Goodwin
I pulled this little nugget from Ben Cobley's fabulous book "The Tribe" - he was well ahead of the curve. I strongly recommend his book.      source
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European Integration
From Nation-States to Member States
Chris J. Bickerton - 2013-01-28 (first published in 2012)
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This book takes a fresh approach to the complex topic of European integration. Rather than viewing it as a transfer of power away from national capitals, the author argues it's a process of state transformation from nation-state to member state. This concept provides the best tool for understanding the integration process, as member states differ from traditional nation-states in several ways. The book explores these differences, delves into the theory and history of member statehood, and applies it to two EU policy areas.
Matt Goodwin
Strongly recommend his book European Integration      source
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A Drama in Nine Acts
Ashoka Mody - 2018-06-01
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Learn about the tragic consequences of the European Union's decision to create a single currency, as detailed by author Ashoka Mody in his book EuroTragedy. Blending economic analysis with political drama, Mody investigates how the euro system led to weak economic growth, financial vulnerability, and division between nations. Discover why the burden of the euro's flaws now falls on younger Europeans, and find out what needs to happen for a liberal order to once again flourish.
Matt Goodwin
Ashoka Mody predicted all of this in his wonderful book EuroTragedy. Recommend!      source
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Racial Exclusionism and the City
The Urban Support of the National Front (Routledge Library Editions. the City)
Christopher T. Husbands - 2014-05-19 (first published in 1983)
Uncover the roots of racial exclusionism in England with this insightful survey. Originally published in 1983, this book takes a deep dive into the social and political histories of thirteen areas where the National Front had gained electoral support in the 1970s, shedding light on who was voting for the party and why. A thought-provoking analysis that is just as relevant today.
Matt Goodwin
@DAaronovitch Hi David, did you ever read Chris Husbands' book Racial Exclusionism and the City? I think you'd like it. It speaks to this point. Best, Matt      source
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Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities
Eric Kaufmann - 2018-10-25
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Whiteshift explores the transition phase of immigration and the clashes between those who embrace diversity and those who dislike it. Author Eric Kaufmann uses extraordinary data to reveal a culture war, redrawing political lines and convulsing societies across Western Europe, North America, and Australasia. He calls for a shift in how we approach diversity, presenting a new narrative of majority transformation. A bold and insightful work that redefines the way we think about ethnic diversity and populism.
Matt Goodwin
"America isn’t racially divided, it’s divided by racial ideology" Good evidence-led piece in the New York Times by Eric Kaufmann @epkaufm. Check out his important book "Whiteshift"      source