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Matthew Goodwin

Matthew Goodwin


Professor Matthew J. Goodwin is an internationally respected academic, writer, advisor to Government and speaker in European political and social issues covering: immigration, extremism, referendum, public opinion, political volatility, populism, elections and the European Union.

He speaks as a leading authority on issues such as – who supports extremists; are the Eurozone and EU working; might Brexit succeed; how can we fight terrorism, and what do people really think about these issues?

In addition to being Professor of Politics at Rutherford College, University of Kent, he is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, and co-editor of the Routledge book series on Extremism and Democracy. Matthew has worked with over two hundred non-academic organisations including being part of the UK Government’s working group on anti-Muslim hatred. He advises UK Government.

Matthew Goodwin National Populism cover v2In 2014, his distinctive contribution to the study of politics won him the Richard Rose Prize. In the same year, he was awarded the Communicator Prize for his dissemination of social science research to a wider audience.

In 2015, Matthew won the Paddy Power Political Book of the Year for Revolt on the Right, co-authored with Robert Ford. His latest book National Populism, The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, co-authored with Roger Eatwell was published by Pelican Books in October 2018 and is acutely relevant in the light of the subsequent Gilets Jaunes ‘Yellow Vest’ movement and its equivalent.

Matthew’s insights are sought and featured by major global media outlets and news agencies including: BBC, Sky, Al Jazeera, CNN, Politico, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, The Guardian, New York Times, Financial Times, El Pais, Le Figaro, The Economist and many others.

Recent engagements include:

Eurasia Group, Washington
European Parliament, Brussels
Council of Europe, Strasbourg
Deutsche Bank, Germany
The Economist, London
Glenview Capital Management, New York
Home Office, London
Open Society Foundations, Brussels
Jupiter Asset Management, London
The Daily Telegraph, London
Allianz Global Investors, Frankfurt
Chatham House, London
JP Morgan Asset Management, London
Global Counter-Terror Conference, London
European Institute, London School of Economics
Institute for Public Policy Research, London


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