Far-right extremism driven by marginalisation

Sociopolitical marginalisation is a major factor in the decision to join far-right extremist and Islamist groups in Britain, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Oxford found that People who feel they have unequal opportunity compared to those around them are more likely to adopt extremist views. This is exacerbated by the UK’s historical tendency for movements thriving on discontent with mainstream political institutions, popular xenophobia and euroscepticism.

Researchers emphasised that marginalisation needs to be addressed at a national, not local, level.

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