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Curriculum vitae

Name: Eric Kaufmann
Address: Department of Politics

Birkbeck College, University of London

Malet St., London, United Kingdom

Telephone: office: 0203-073-8126; 0207-631-6789

Email address:
Qualifications: PhD (Sept. 1994 - Nov. 1998)

London School of Economics and Political Science

London, U.K.

Masters of Science (Sept. 1993 - Sept. 1994)

London School of Economics and Political Science

London, U.K.

Bachelor of Arts (Sept. 1988 - Apr. 1991)

University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: 11 May 1970

Academic Posts Held

  • Professor of Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2011-present. Director of Masters Programme in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict since 2005

  • Fellow, Religion in International Affairs Initiative/International Security Program, Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2008-9

  • Reader in Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London 2007-2010. Lecturer from October 2003 - 2006; Senior Lecturer 2006.

  • Lecturer in Comparative Politics, University of Southampton, February 1999 - September 2003

Publication Record

Edited Books

Refereed Journal Articles

Awards and Research Grants

Articles Submitted or Planned

Other Journal Articles

Chapters in Edited Books

Policy, Think Tank or Briefing Papers

Magazine, Newspaper and Blog Articles

Electronic Media Appearances and Extended Interviews

Book Reviews

Invited Lectures and Keynote Speeches

Conference Presentations


Editorships and Board Memberships

Organisational Activities

Administrative Roles

Courses Taught

Supervision and External

Advanced Training

Professional Development


Media Coverage of research


  1. Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth: Demography and Politics in the 21st Century, Profile Books 2010. - Reviewed in Sunday Times, Observer, FT, Literary Review, Independent, Telegraph, New Humanist, London Metro, Toronto Globe and Mail, The (Sydney) Australian, Morning Star, Sunday Star Times (New Zealand), Spiked Online, Huffington Post, Big Issue Scotland and others. Academic reviews in Comparative Strategy (Sept 2010) and Population and Development Review (Autumn 2010).

  1. The Orange Order: A Contemporary Northern Irish History (Oxford University Press, 2007; paperback 2009) - Serialised in Belfast News Letter, 21 to 26 May 2007. Reviewed in Belfast News Letter (June 2007), Irish Times (July 2007), Irish Independent (July 2007), Prospect (November 2007), Irish Studies Review (Dec 2007), History Ireland (November/December 2007), Political Studies (March 2008), Twentieth Century British History (Sept 2008), Journal of Contemporary History (2009)

  1. Patterson, H. and E. Kaufmann, Unionism and Orangeism in Northern Ireland Since 1945 (Manchester University Press, 2007). Reviewed in Prospect (November 2007), History Ireland (November/December 2007), Political Studies (March 2008)

  1. The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America: The Decline of Dominant Ethnicity in the United States (Harvard University Press, 2004). Reviewed in Financial Times (2004), Times Higher Education Supplement (2005), Review of Metaphysics (2004), Choice (2005), The Journal of American Culture (2005), Modern Age (2005), The Journal of American History (2005) Cercles: Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde anglophone (2006), Journal of American Ethnic History (2006), Rhetoric and Public Affairs (2007)

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Edited Books

  1. Co-edited with Jack Goldstone and Monica Duffy Toft, Political Demography: How Population Changes Are Reshaping International Security and National Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

  1. Co-edited with W Bradford Wilcox, Whither the Child?: Causes, Consequences and Responses to Low Fertility (publisher: Boulder, CO: Paradigm Press, 2013)

  1. Co-edited with Robert Schertzer and Eric Taylor Woods, Nationalism and Conflict Management (Routledge, August 2012)

  1. Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities (Routledge, 2004)

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Refereed Articles

  1. ‘ “White flight” or Positive Contact?: local diversity and attitudes to immigration in Britain,' Comparative Political Studies, vol. 48, no. 12, pp. 1563-1590

  1. with A. Goujon, M.Stonawski and V. Skirbekk, 'The End of Secularisation through Demography?: projections of Spanish religiosity,' Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2015

  1. ‘ “It’s the Demography, Stupid”: Ethnic Change and Opposition to Immigration,’ Political Quarterly, Vol. 85, No. 3, pp. 267-76, November 2014

  1. 'Land, History or Modernization?: explaining ethnic fractionalization,' Ethnic & Racial Studies, 38:2, 2014, pp. 193-210

  1. 'The Northern Ireland Peace Process in an Age of Austerity,' Political Quarterly, vol. 83, no.2, (March) 2012, pp. 203-209 (also editor of special issue on Northern Ireland)

  1. ‘Primordialists and Constructionists: A typology of theories of religion,’ Religion, Brain and Behavior, Issue 2 (2), 2012, pp 140-60

  1. with Vegard Skirbekk and Anne Goujon, 'American political affiliation, 2003–43: A cohort component projection,' Population Studies, vol. 66, no.1 (2012), pp. 53-67

  1. with Anne Goujon and Vegard Skirbekk, 'The End of Secularization in Europe?: A Socio-Demographic Perspective', Sociology of Religion, vol. 73, no.1, 2012, pp. 69-91

  1. 'Demographic Change and Conflict in Northern Ireland: Reconciling Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence,' Journal of Ethnopolitics, vol. 3, no. 4, September, 2011, pp. 369-89

  1. 'Reflections on the Swiss Sonderfall,' Nations and Nationalism, vol. 17 (September 2011), pp. 815-20

  1. with Eric Woods and Robert Schertzer, 'Ethno-national conflict and its Management,' Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 49.2, April 2011, pp. 153-61

  1. with Vegard Skirbekk and Anne Goujon, 'Secularism, Fundamentalism or Catholicism? The Religious Composition of the United States to 2043,' Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol. 49, no. 2 (June) 2010, pp. 293-310

  1. with Oded Haklai, 'Dominant Ethnicity: From Minority to Majority,' Nations and Nationalism, issue 14.4 (2008), pp. 743-67; see also my introduction to the dominant ethnicity section and our debate piece with Andreas Wimmer in same issue

  1. 'Human Development and the Demography of Secularization in Global Perspective,' Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, Volume 4: 2008, pp. 1-37

  1. 'The Lenses of Nationhood: An Optical Model of Identity,' Nations and Nationalism, 14.3 (2008), pp. 449-77

  1. Kaufmann, E. and H. Patterson, ‘The Dynamics of Intra-Party Support for the Good Friday Agreement in the Ulster Unionist Party,’ Political Studies, vol. 54, no. 3 (October) 2006, pp. 509-32

  1. 'The Dynamics of Orangeism in Scotland: The Social Sources of Political Influence in a Large Fraternal Organization,' Social Science History, volume 30: 2 (Summer) 2006, pp. 263-92

  1. with O. Zimmer, ' "Dominant Ethnicity" and the "Ethnic-Civic" Dichotomy in the work of A. D. Smith,' Nations and Nationalism, special issues 10.1 and 10.2 (March) 2004, pp. 61-76

  1. ‘The Dominant Ethnic Moment: Towards the Abolition of 'Whiteness'?,’ Debate article with David Roediger (Also reply to Roediger’s reply). Ethnicities, vol. 6.1 (March), 2006, pp. 231-253

  1. 'The Rise of Cosmopolitanism in the Twentieth Century West: A Comparative and Historical Perspective on the United States and European Union,' Global Society, Vol. 17, no. 4 (2003), pp.359-83

  1. 'The Ethnic Origins of the American Nation,' Geopolitics, vol. 7, no. 2 (Autumn 2002), pp. 99-120

  1. 'Nativist Cosmopolitans: Institutional Reflexivity and the Decline of "Double-Consciousness" in American Nationalist Thought: Interrogating a Nineteenth Century Paradox,' Historical Sociology, vol. 14, No. 1 (2001), pp. 47-78

  1. 'Liberal Ethnicity: Beyond Liberal Nationalism and Minority Rights,' Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 23, no. 6 (2000, #3060), pp. 1086-1119

  1. 'Ethnic or Civic Nation?: Theorizing the American Case,' Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, vol. 27 (2000, #3060), pp. 133-54

  1. 'American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: Anglo-Saxon Ethnogenesis in the "Universal" Nation, 1776-1850,' Journal of American Studies, 33 (1999), 3, pp. 437-457

  1. 'The Sensory Basis of Historical Analysis,' Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, 3:3 (1999), pp. 329-332

  1. ' "Naturalizing the Nation": the Rise of Naturalistic Nationalism in the United States and Canada,' Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 40, no. 4 (October 1998), pp. 666-695

  1. 'In Search of the Authentic Nation: Landscape and National Identity in Canada and Switzerland,' (with O. Zimmer), Nations and Nationalism, vol. 4, part 4 (1998), pp. 483-5101

  1. 'Condemned to Rootlessness: The Loyalist Origins of Canada's Identity Crisis,' Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, vol.3, no.1, (1997), pp. 110-135

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Awards and Research Grants

  • October 2012-31 May 2014 – Principal Investigator on £197,330 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Secondary Data Analysis grant for project on 'Diversity and the White Working Class'

  • February 2010 - £7500 British Academy grant.

  • April 2008 - Winner of Political Studies Association 2008 Richard Rose Prize, awarded to a scholar under 40 who has made a distinctive contribution to the study of British politics (including Northern Ireland), through the publication of books and articles

  • March 2008 - Belfer Center Visiting Fellowship, Harvard University, US$34,000

  • September 2006 - ‘Outstanding’ (highest possible) rating on ESRC Grant end of award report

  • 9 December 2005 - British Academy Conference Grant award for conference on 'The Legacy of the New York Intellectuals,' £2000

  • 21 August 2005 - Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Understanding Population Trends and Processes Programme sole-authored grant for £40,000

  • 2 June 2005 - Invited to speak for the motion at Oxford Union annual debate/dinner on Multiculturalism in Britain (University of Oxford). Other speakers for the motion were Trevor Phillips, Ted Cantle and Baronness Uddin.

  • 1 March 2005 – ‘Outstanding’ (highest possible) rating on (2001) ESRC Grant end of award report

  • 1 March 2005 - Invited to participate on roundtable, ‘Britishness Today,' chaired by David Goodhart (Prospect Magazine) and Gordon Brown (Chancellor of the Exchequer). Department of the Treasury, London. (Proceedings published in April 2005 issue of Prospect)

  • 12 October 2004 - 'Outstanding' (highest possible) rating on (2001) ESRC Fellowship end of award report

  • 6 April 2004 - $3000 CDN award from J.R. Smallwood Foundation, Memorial University, St. John's, NF, Canada, for project on 'The Orange Order in the Twentieth Century (Newfoundland phase).'

  1. 1 March, 2003 - Nominated for Harvard University Press' Wilson Prize for first-time authors by Michael Aronson, Senior Editor in the Social Sciences at HUP.

  2. August 2002 – Invited to join editorial board of Cambridge journal, Nations and Nationalism

  1. May 2002 - £700 British Academy Conference Grant award for conference on 'Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities' (held at LSE, December 2002)

  1. February 2002 - £400 Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK grant for workshop on 'Orangeism and Protestant Politics,' (University of Ulster, February 2002)

  1. November, 2001 - Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Devolution and Constitutional Change Programme grant for £67,000. This for a joint project with Professor Henry Patterson (University of Ulster) entitled "Popular Unionism and the Devolution Process." – Project awarded an ‘outstanding’ (highest possible) grade by ESRC and referees, 2005

  1. July, 2001 – Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) two-year academic Fellowship for £70,000 for three related sole-authored projects concerning "Dominant Ethnicity and Social Change." – Project awarded an ‘outstanding’ (highest possible) grade by ESRC and referees, 2004

  1. June, 2000 – British Academy grant for £1700 for research on the Orange Order in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

  1. May, 2000 - University of Southampton, Faculty of Social Science Research Award for £900 for research on the Orange Order in Scotland.

  • February, 2000 - Canadian High Commission Faculty Research Award for $4,500 Cdn. To fund research on the Orange Order in Canada during July-September 2000.

  1. December, 1999 - Molson Research Award for £500 from the British Association for Canadian Studies. To fund research on the Orange Order in Canada during winter, 1999/2000.

  1. 1999 - University of Southampton, Faculty of Social Science Research Award for £790 for research on the Orange Order in Northern Ireland.

  • 1998 - Received the American Sociological Association's Reinhard Bendix Prize (with Oliver Zimmer) for paper, 'In Search of the Authentic Nation: Landscape and National Identity in Canada and Switzerland,' awarded for the best graduate student paper in comparative and historical sociology in past two years.

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Articles Submitted or Planned
‘Elections versus Voting: reconciling aggregate and individual models of UK

Independence Party performance in the 2014 European Elections,’ submitted to American Political Science Review 17 April 2015

With Gareth Harris, ‘White Flight? Opposition to Diversity and Mobility Decisions in Britain, 1991-2012,’ based on PAA working paper of 2014 at Will be sent to American Sociological Review
‘ “Why China is Content to Stay at Home”: Internal Ethnic Diversity and the Propensity to Engage in Interstate Conflict, based on American Political Science Association conference paper at, to be sent to International Security
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Other Journal Articles

  1. ‘Reflections on UKIP and the 2015 Election,’ Political Quarterly website, 18 May

  1. Introduction to theme section on John Armstrong’s work, Nations and Nationalism 21 (1), 2015, 162–164.

  1. 'The Politics of Immigration: UKIP and Beyond', Political Quarterly, Vol. 85, No. 3, pp. 247-50, November 2014 (also editor of special issue on the politics of immigration)

  1. 'The Demography of Ethnic Conflict,' Journal of Ethnopolitics (also Editor of special section on 'The Politics of Ethnic Demography') vol.3, no. 4, September 2011, pp. 367-8

  1. 'Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?,' Ethical Record, November 2010

  1. 'Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?,' Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, Winter 2010

  1. 'From Background to Foreground: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities,' introduction to themed section on Dominant Group Identity, Nations and Nationalism, vol. 14:4 (2008), as well as debate article (co-authored with Oded Haklai) with Andreas Wimmer

  1. 'Introduction,' Debate on John Hutchinson’s Nations as Zones of Conflict, Nations and Nationalism, vol. 13, issue 4 (2007), pp. 1-4

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Book Chapters

  1. ‘White Exit and How to Stop It,’ in D. Goodhart (eds), Mapping Integration (Demos, 2014), pp. 71-78

  1. ‘Religion Returns to Europe,’ in Almqvist, K. (2013). The Pursuit of Europe: Perspectives from the Engelsberg Seminar 2012, Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation.

  1. 'Sacralization by Stealth: the religious consequences of low fertility in Europe', in E. Kaufmann and W. Wilcox (eds), Whither the Child?: Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2012)

  1. (with Daniele Conversi) 'Ethnic and Nationalist Mobilization,' in J. Tournon and A. Guelke (eds.), The Study of Ethnicity and Politics: Recent Analytical Developments (Berlin: Barbara Budrich, 2012), pp. 47-78

  1. (with V. Skirbekk), " 'Go Forth and Multiply': the Politics of Religious Demography" in Political Demography: identity, conflict and institutions, edited by J. A. Goldstone, Eric Kaufmann and Monica Duffy Toft. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 194-212

  1. "Sacralisation by Stealth: the demography of de-secularisation" in Stillwell, John et. al (eds.), Spatial and Social Disparities (Springer, 2010), pp. 217-32

  1. "Dominant Ethnicity and Dominant Nationhood: Empirical and Normative Aspects" in Lecours, A. and G. Nootens (eds.), Dominant Nationalism, Dominant Ethnicity: Identity, Federalism and Democracy (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2009), pp. 35-56

  1. 'Dominant Ethnicity and Integration: the Estonian Case,' Tallinn Conference on Conceptualising Integration (Tallinn: Hill and Knowlton, 2008)

  1. 'Faith's Comeback?: The Demographic Revival of Religion in Europe,' in Un Nuovo Umanesimo per L'Europa, University of San Pio V conference volume, forthcoming

  1. 'The Orange Order in Scotland since 1860: A Social Analysis,' in M. Mitchell (ed), The Irish in Scotland (Edinburgh: Birlinn 2008), pp. 159-90

  1. 'Loyalism,' in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd ed.) (Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 2007)

  1. 'The Orange Order in Ontario, Newfoundland, Scotland and Northern Ireland: A Macro-Social Analysis,' in David A. Wilson (ed.), The Orange Order in Canada (Dublin: Four Courts, 2007), pp. 42-68

  1. (with Henry Patterson) 'From Deference to Defiance: Popular Unionism and the Decline of Elite Accommodation in Northern Ireland,' in Knox, C. et al., Devolution and Constitutional Change In Northern Ireland (Manchester: MUP, 2007), pp. 83-95

  1. 'National Ethnicity and the Modern State' in Leos Muller and Linas Eriksonas (ed): Statehood Before and Beyond Ethnicity (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2005), pp. 37-52

  1. 'Dominant ethnicity: from background to foreground,' in Eric Kaufmann (ed.), Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities (London: Routledge, 2004), pp. 1-14

  1. 'The Decline of the WASP in the United States and Canada,' in Eric Kaufmann (ed.), Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities (London: Routledge, 2004), pp. 61-83

  1. 'Ethnic Nationalism,' in Bibliography of Nationalism, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, vol. 30 (2003)

  1. 'Multiculturalism,' chapter in Singh, Robert (ed.), Governing America: The Politics of a Divided Democracy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), pp. 449-66

  1. ‘The Decline of Sectarianism in the West?: A Comparison of the Orange Order in Canada, Ulster and Scotland,' in N. Singh and T. Vanhanen (eds.) Ethnic Violence and Human Rights (Delhi: KIRS, 2002)

  1. 'Dominant Ethnie,' 'Melting Pot,' 'Assimilation,' 'Nation-Building,' The Companion Guide to Nationalism (London: Transaction Publishers), 2000, pp. 12-13, 51-3, 177-8, 208-9

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Policy, Think Tank or Briefing Papers

  • ‘Changing Places: The white British Response to Ethnic Change’, Demos report, 29 September 2014 (with Gareth Harris)

  • ‘White Flight in England?’, contribution to Policy Exchange report on British Minority dynamics, 6 May 2014, p. 32

  • contributor (among several) to Europe section of 'The Future of the Global Muslim Population' (Washington, DC: Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 2011)

  • Brief on political demography to the Royal Society working group 'People and the Planet' chaired by Sir John Sulston FRS, 1 October 2010

  • Co-authored with Richard Cincotta, 'Uncompromising Demography in a Promised Land: The Growth of Dissonant Minorities and the Escalation of Demographic Politics in Israel,' National Intelligence Council (NIC) Special Report, July 2010 (Washington, DC: NIC)

  • 'Secularism, Fundamentalism or Catholicism? The Religious Composition of the United States to 2043,' Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) Working Paper, November 2008

  • 'Sacralisation by Stealth: Demography, Religion and Politics in Europe,' JPR (Institute for Jewish Policy Research) pamphlet, June 2007

  • ' A Dying Creed?: The demographic contradictions of liberal capitalism,' ESRC UPTAP programme briefing paper, March 2007. Also available at:

  • 'From Deference to Defiance: Popular Unionism and the Decline of Elite Accommodation in Northern Ireland,' ESRC Devolution and Constitutional Change programme, Devolution Briefings, No. 29, August 2005

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Magazine, Newspaper and Blog Articles

  • ‘Partition: it’s time to recognise reality in Syria,’ LSE US Politics blog, 3 October 2015

  • ‘The ‘shy’ English nationalists who won it for the Tories and flummoxed the pollsters,’ LSE British Politics blog, 12 May

  • ‘Why winning back Ukippers won’t necessarily save Tories’, New Statesman May2015 blog, 6 May 2015

  • ‘The Myth of London Exceptionalism': London not as invulnerable to UKIP as commonly reported‘, Demos Quarterly, Issue #5, 2014-15

  • ‘Ukippers are likely to have voted Tory in 2010 – but Labour in the 1990s,’ New Statesman May 2015 blog

  • ‘Rochester and UKIP: We shouldn’t leap to the conclusion that this by-election is a bellwether for 2015,’ LSE British Politics and Policy blog, 21 November 2014

  • “Dear Ukipper…” The letter the Prime Minister should write on immigration’, New Statesman (The Staggers blog), 19 November

  • ‘White Flight and the rise of UKIP’, Understanding Society podcast, 27 October 2014

  • ‘Demystifying ‘White Flight’, Understanding Society Insights 2014, 30 Oct, pp. 29-30

  • ‘The lessons of Clacton and Heywood: Why UKIP will damage the Tories in 2015 but may ultimately harm Labour’, British Politics LSE blog, also Huffington Post and Birkbeck blog, 10 October 2014

  • Despite a degree of accommodation to change, white British citizens remain largely opposed to increased ethnic diversity,’ Democratic Audit, 6 October

  • ‘Distant Concerns’, Progress Online, 4 September 2014

  • 'Go West? No, argue for the revitalisation of Britishness,' Bright Blue, August 2014

  • ‘London is less integrated than the rest of the country, a report finds,’ LSE British Politics and Policy blog/Institute for Social Integration blog/Huffington Post, 2 July 2014

  • Review of Robert Mayhew, 'Malthus,' Literary Review, June 2014

  • Review of 'The Son Also Rises', by Gregory Clark, Literary Review, April 2014

  • ‘Turning off the European migration tap may actually hasten ethnic change in Britain, ironically leading to an own-goal for UKIP’, LSE British Politics Blog and Huffington Post, 30 April 2014

  • 'Will the Global Population Hit 10 Billion?,' GQ, March 2014

  • ‘White Flight: the Emerging Story’, Understanding Society Findings,, February 2014

  • ‘Understanding White Flight,’ Demos Quarterly, 17 January 2014

  • review of Paul Collier, 'Exodus,' and David Goodhart, 'The British Dream,' Literary Review, Christmas Edition, December 2013

  • ‘White Flight in England?: White attraction rather than repulsion seems to be the story,’ LSE British Politics and Policy blog, December 17, 2013, also reprint at Huffington Post, 23 December

  • Demos press release for ‘White Flight?’ research, 25 November 2013

  • 'How Liberals Helped Create Ted Cruz and the Tea Party', Huffington Post, 18 October 2013

  • 'Too Many People', review of Steven Emmott, 10 Billion; Danny Dorling, Population 10 Billion; Alan Weisman, Countdown, Literary Review, October 2013

  • 'We Are All Starving Artists Now: Why Web 2.0 is About Meaning Not Money,' Huffington Post, 24 July 2013

  • ‘Many Different Englands,’ Prospect, April 29, 2013

  • 'Thatcher and Immigration: Can the White Majority be Reassured?', Huffington Post, 18 April 2013

  • ‘London and the English”, Huffington Post (and Demos Blog), 15 January 2013

  • ‘London: an Island of Religion in a Secular Sea,’ Huffington Post (and Demos Blog), 21 December 2012

  • ‘ "White Flight” from London?,’ Huffington Post (and Prospect and Demos Blog), 12 December 2012

  • 'Mormons: A Rising Force?,' Huffington Post, May 14, 2012

  • ‘Why the Future Will be More Religious and More Conservative Than You Think,’, 8 May 2012, republished in and National Journal

  • Review of Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, 'Why Nations Fail,' Literary Review, April 2012

  • Review of Steven Pinker, 'The Better Angels of our Nature,' Literary Review, Christmas 2011

  • 'Moneyball: Can Sports Statistics Save Political Studies?', Political Insight, December 2011 (also featured on LSE Politics blog)

  • ‘Rural and religious fuel the world’s population boom,’ Providence Journal, Nov.6, 2011

  • ‘Religious revival: Western societies are being dramatically reshaped by the strong birth rate of religious people,‘ Bright Blue, Autumn 2011, p. 37

  • Review of Robert Putnam and David Campbell, 'American Grace,' Literary Review, May 2011

  • Review of Olivier Roy, 'Holy Ignorance,' Literary Review, February 2011

  • ‘Out of the mouths of babes – religious will rise as secular birth rates fall,' Sydney Morning Herald, September 20, 2010

  • 'White Guilt,' review of Pascal Bruckner, 'Tyranny of Guilt,' Prospect, August 2010

  • 'Population boom in third world provides a boost for religions,' Irish Times, 20 July 2010

  • 'Why Orangemen Must Put Best Foot Forward,' Belfast Telegraph, 8 July 2010

  • 'Europe's Muslim Future,' Prospect, April 2010

  • ‘The Return of Economic Nationalism,' Providence Journal, June 2009

  • 'The Changing Face of Israel' (co-authored with R. Cincotta), Foreign Policy (web exclusive), June 2009

  • 'The Global War for Souls,' review of John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, 'God is Back,' Prospect, June 2009

  • ‘The Meaning of Huntington,' Prospect, February 2009

  • ‘Peaceful Xenophobes,' Prospect, November 2008

  • ‘Europe's Coming Demographic Revolution,' NACS Magazine, October 2008

  • 'God Returns to Europe,' review of God's Continent, by Philip Jenkins, Prospect, November 2007

  • 'Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth,' Jewish Quarterly, Autumn 2007

  • 'Parades ... could there soon be a deal?,' Belfast Telegraph, 11 July 2007

  • 'The Poverty of Liberalism,' review of A world beyond politics: a defense of the nation-state, by Pierre Manent, Prospect, June 2007

  • 'An Orange History from the Inside,' Belfast News Letter, 21 May 2007 (Followed by six daily extracts from my book, The Orange Order, 22-26 May)

  • 'Faith's Comeback,' Newsweek (International edition), 7-13 November 2006 - rated 4.5 stars/5 by readers

  • ' Breeding for God,' cover story in Prospect (November 2006) - rated among top 10 most read articles in Prospect in 2006

  • 'Canada Blazes Trail,' Prospect, March 2006

  • 'The New Unionism,' Prospect, November 2005

  • 'Simply Canadian,' Vancouver Sun, 30 August 05

  • 1 March 2005 - Invited to participate on roundtable, ‘Britishness Today,' chaired by David Goodhart (Prospect Magazine) and Gordon Brown (Chancellor of the Exchequer). Department of the Treasury, London. (Proceedings published in April 2005 issue of Prospect 'Simply Canadian,' Vancouver Sun, 30 August 05

  • 'Ethnic America,' Prospect, July 2004, pp. 34-39

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Electronic Media Appearances and Extended Interviews
Interviewed about UKIP rift on BBC London 94.9 Vanessa Feltz show, 15 May
Interviewed about UK election on Global TV (Canada), 6 May
Interviewed on ITV television documentary ‘Things We Don’t Say About Race That Are True ,’ hosted by Trevor Phillips, 19 March 2015
Interview on ITV on politics of immigration, 19 March 2015
Interviewed as ‘We Asked an Expert What Would Happen If Nigel Farage Quit As UKIP Leader,’, 17 March
On BBC Radio 3 Freethinking programme on Social Identity in a time of transformation with Philip Dodd, 25 Feb
Interviewed on ITV television documentary ‘Things We Don’t Say About Race That Are True ,’ hosted by Trevor Phillips, 19 March 2015. 2m viewers.
Interview on ITV on politics of immigration, 19 March 2015
On BBC Radio 3 Freethinking programme on Social Identity in a time of transformation with Philip Dodd, 25 Feb
Interviewed on BBC London radio 94.9 Drivetime on European immigration to London, 16 Feb 2015
Discussing decline of the Far Right in Britain on Islam Channel, 15 January 2015 (from 3:29)
On BBC 94.9 London radio Breakfast Show with Penny Smith and Paul Ross, 12 December (from 1:14:00)
On LBC Radio with Nick Ferrari, discussing Conservatives’ overshoot of immigration cap, 27 November
On LBC Radio with Nick Ferrari, discussing foreign offenders, 22 October
On LBC Radio with Nick Ferrari, discussing Cameron EU reform proposal on immigration, 16 October 2014
On LBC Radio with Nick Ferrari, discussing UKIP and immigration, 13 October
On Sky News re Clacton and Heywood by-elections, 430 pm, 10 October 2014
BBC Scotland TV interview on planned Scottish Orange march and independence referendum, 23 July 2014
Interviewed on Nick Ferrari, LBC morning radio show, on politics of immigration, 27 June 2014 (link: around 7:20 am)
‘Pen portrait: white flight,’ Policy Exchange think tank (video), 6 May
TV interview on white flight in England in ’Going Underground’ programme, Russia Today, 2 January 2014 (from 00:57)
BBC Asian Network Reports TV interview re White Flight research, 28 November 2013 (from 4:47-8:30)
TV interview re my nonwhite PM finding on BBC Asian Network, 6 November 2013 [from 14:40]
Interviewed as part of CNN feature on segregation and Islamist patrols in London, 1 Feb 2013
Fairness Radio (US) with Patrick O’ Heffernan and Chuck Morse, May 24, 2012
Interview on political demography of Northern Ireland, for blogger Slugger O’ Toole, 5 April 2012
10 September 2011: Interview on Clay Naff radio show, Lincoln, Nebraska, ‘Science Odyssey: Demography Shows How Religion Drives Population Growth’
10 June 2011: Interview on Fox News Live
23 March 2011: EITB Basque Television interview for documentary on religious trends in the UK and Europe
26 December 2010: Sunday Breakfast Show, Premier Christian Radio (London)
29 September 2010: Philip Adams Late Night live, ABC radio, Wednesday 29 September, in Sydney, Australia
22 September 2010: Sunday Night Safran, Triple J radio (ABC), Sydney, Australia
24 August 2010: SKY TV 24: Claudy Massacre Revelations in N. Ireland
15 August 2010: BBC Radio 4, InSpirit with Jumoke Fashola, on book
20 July 2010: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), 'Sunday Nights' programme with John Cleary, on book
10 June 2010: 4 FM, Dublin, Tom McGuirk on 4, on new book
26 May 2010: BBC World Service, Persian Language Section, on 'Islamophobia'
29 April 2010: BBC World Service, World Update, 11-12 AM on my new book
14 April 2010: Afternoon Show with Sean Moncreiff, RTE Radio (Ireland)
12 April 2010: BBC World Service ‘Politics UK’. Debate with Lord Robert Skidelsky and Mehdi Hasan, political editor, New Statesman, on immigration in the UK and Europe
7 April 2010 : BBC Radio 4 'Thinking Allowed' with Tariq Ramadan and Rebecca Goldstein (pre-recorded)
1 April 2010, 11-12 am: Today Show with Pat Kenny, RTE (Ireland) Radio 1 on new book
28 March 2010: BBC Radio Scotland (religious affairs programme) on my new book
19 March 2010: Friendly Atheist (interview on book)
17 March 2010: New Humanist (interview on book)
15 March 2010: Blackwells podcasts (interview on book)
31 January 2008: Press TV. Live debate on the question of whether secularism is a prerequisite for democracy in the Arab world
January 2008: published interview on secularization and religious demography with Revista Palabra, Spanish-based Catholic monthly magazine
25 November 2007: BBC Northern Ireland 'Sunday Sequence' on my book, The Orange Order
24 October 2007: Ulster Television (UTV) re Loyalist decommissioning
12 July 2007: BBC Radio Ulster 'Stephen Nolan Show' re Belfast Twelfth Parade
22 June 2007: Interviewed on Italian television at conference in Rome. About inter-ethnic relations, comparing the UK and Italy
7 May 2007: BBC Radio Ulster 'Talkback' Programme regarding my new Orange Order book
4 October 2006: BBC Radio 4 'Thinking Allowed' with Laurie Taylor. Live discussion about recent article on the 'End of Secularisation in Europe' (religious demography)
11 August, 2005: BBC News 24 TV 'Multiculturalism Survey,' live debate with two other panelists re multiculturalism in context of Islamism/London bombings
9 June, 2005: BBC 2 TV Northern Ireland (live) Breakfast program, Belfast (UK) - Comment on the future of the UUP and UUP-Orange connection
7 May, 2005: SKY TV (Live) News 4:30pm, London (UK) - Comment on May 2005 Northern Ireland election result for the Ulster Unionist Party and David Trimble's resignation
4 March, 2005: SKY TV (Live) News 9:30pm, London (UK) - Comment on implications of murder of Robert Macartney and Sinn Fein 100th Anniversary Ard Fheis
23 February 2005 – Financial sanctions against Sinn Fein: Dr Eric Kaufman – ‘Peace process needs major concession from Sinn Fein’ – interview, London (UK)
9 February, 2005: SKY TV (Live) News 7:30pm, London (UK) - Comment on implications for Northern Ireland Peace Process of Tony Blair’s apology to the Guildford Four
8 July, 2004: Michigan Public Radio ‘Stateside’ show: 20-minute interview with host Charity Nebbe regarding my book ‘The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America’
20 March 2004: Belfast News Letter, N. Ireland (UK). Interview on UUP research for story ‘Traditional Versus Modern Tells Tale Amid the Voters’ by Ross Smith.
8 November 2002: Radio Ulster, Belfast, N. Ireland (UK) – Interviewed re Orange Order research for religious affairs programme
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