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Different Antisemitisms: perceptions and experiences of antisemitism among Jews in Sweden and across Europe

Author(s): Lars Dencik and Karl Marosi
Date: 08 March 2017

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This study, written by JPR Associate Fellow Professor Lars Dencik and his co-author, Karl Morosi, explores the character of antisemitism in contemporary Europe. It presents some perspectives on the development of three distinct types of antisemitism, which, the authors argue, are empirically different from each other. Their findings indicate that each type is based on a particular underlying philosophy, is held by sociologically distinct groups of people, and is manifested in different ways.

The report, entitled Different Antisemitisms: Perceptions and experiences of antisemitism among Jews in Sweden and across Europe, is based on data which were originally gathered and analysed by a team of JPR researchers in 2012, as part of a major study commissioned by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The general findings from that study were published in a landmark report in 2013, but have been analysed afresh in this follow-up study, in which they have been combined and compared with the results from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) survey of attitudes towards Jews, carried out at the end of 2013.

This report is the third in a series of JPR reports about antisemitism in different European Member States (previous reports focus on the UK and Italy). It should be read alongside the FRA report (2013) and the subsequent reports published by JPR based on the FRA dataset.

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