New publications by Professor Claire Hamilton on far-right discourse in Ireland

Professor Claire Hamilton
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 17:30

This month Professor Claire Hamilton published a blog drawing attention to the role of crime and security in far-right discourse in Ireland entitled: “’No single men please, we're Irish': why crime and security matter in far-right discourse” in the Loop ECPR’s Political Science blog.
Read in full here

Professor Hamilton has two further articles expanding on this argument.

‘Radical right populism and the sociology of punishment: Towards a research agenda’ published in Punishment and Society and ‘Security, Emotions and Radical Right Populism: Beyond a ‘Flaunting of the Low’?’ in the British Journal of Criminology.

In terms of how we respond to the radical right, Prof. Hamilton has a recent piece published in the last few months in the Journal of Human Rights Practice entitled ‘Speaking Rights to Populism? Using Emotion as the Language of Values’. This article argues that human rights claims makers can learn certain lessons from populism in terms of its emotional appeal.
Claire Hamilton is Professor of Criminology and Head of Criminology in the School of Law and Criminology.

Claire's research interests coalesce around the (comparative) politics of crime, security and rights, spanning criminal procedure reforms, counter-terrorism and penology. She has published widely in various national and international legal and criminological journals including Punishment & Society, Legal Studies, the British Journal of Criminology, Critical Criminology, Theoretical Criminology and the European Journal of Criminology. She is the author/co-editor of six books, the most recent of which is the Research Handbook of Comparative Criminal Justice (co-edited with David Nelken) published by Edward Elgar in 2022. Professor Hamilton's research has been funded by the British Academy, Royal Irish Academy, European Commission, Fulbright Commission, the Department of Justice and the Irish Research Council.

She is the editor (with Professor David Nelken) of the Routledge Advances in Crime and Social Harm series, an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Criminology and a member of the international editorial board of the International Journal of Law in Context (Cambridge University Press). She is a council member of the Association of Criminal Justice Research and Development and a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Department of Justice.