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About Mattias Gardell

Mattias Gardell holds the Nathan Söderblom Chair in Comparative Religion at Uppsala University, Sweden. His research focuses on the instersections of religion, politics, and racism.

Articles by Mattias Gardell

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Sweden's dirty little secret

Swedish police authorities have secretly established illegal databases of Romani people in a program originally designed for counterterrorism operations. Sadly, this is nothing new in Sweden's century long campaign against the Romani people.

The roots of Breivik's ideology: where does the romantic male warrior ideal come from today?

Breivik should be understood as an ideologue driven by reasons and not just as a psychological case. A careful reading of his 2083 manifesto reveals four distinct influences we need to understand: contemporary Islamophobic ideologies, cultural conservative/neo-Confederate traditions, elements of modern White Power thinking, and anti-feminist thought

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