Eric Kaufmann

Eric Kaufmann
Eric Kaufmann is Professor and Assistant Dean of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of White shift: Immigration, Populism and the Future of White Majorities(Penguin/Abrams, 2018/19); Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth (Profile Books 2010), The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America: the decline of dominant ethnicity in the United States(Harvard 2004) and The Orange Order(Oxford 2007),among others. He wrote a report for the think tank Demos entitled Changing Places: mapping the white British response to ethnic change(Demos 2014).He is co-editor, among others, of Political Demography (Oxford 2012) and editor of Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities(Routledge 2004). An editor of the journal Nations & Nationalism, he has written for the New York Times, Newsweek International, Foreign Affairs, New Statesman, National Review and Prospect and his work has been covered in major newspapers and magazines in the UK and US since 2007.He may be found on the web at and on twitter @epkaufm.

Related Publications

The Politics of the Culture Wars in Contemporary Britain

  Download Publication   Download Polling Online Reader This report examines the cultural and political beliefs of a sample of 1818 British adults surveyed by YouGov between 9 and 11 May 2022.  Links to the questions and crosstabulations can be found here. Its focus is on mapping the views of the wider public on a variety of diverse subjects often classified together under the banner of ‘culture wars’, including views on race, gender […]

The Political Culture of Young Britain

Download Publication Download Polling Online Reader This report examines the demographics and political beliefs of a sample of 1,542 18-20 year-old British young people surveyed by YouGov between 14 April and 6 May 2022.  Links to the questions and crosstabulations can be found here. Its focus is on mapping the culturally-left youth culture that West so prominently identified in his book, and which underpins progressive parties’ overwhelming 60-point advantage over […]

Whatever happened to integration?

Download Publication The decline of the White British population in inner-city Britain appears to have halted and may even have reversed, according to a new report on ethnic integration and segregation. The new demographic analysis for Policy Exchange by the Webber Phillips data analytics group confirms that neighbourhood segregation has been slowly declining for most ethnic minority groups as they spread out from inner-city heartlands into the suburbs but it […]

Academic freedom in the UK

Download Publication Britain’s universities are world-leading. Yet there is growing concern that academic freedom in these institutions is being undermined in a way that departs from the liberal traditions and democratic norms of British society. This paper uses one of the largest representative samples of UK- based academics carried out in recent years to explore the concern that strongly-held political attitudes are restricting the freedom of those who disagree to […]

Academic freedom in the UK

Universities should be places of open debate, where ideas can be debated freely. Recent events, however, have revealed a chilling effect, with high profile campaigns to sack academics and fewer than four out of ten Leave-supporting students feeling able to share their views in class. Our polling reveals that a solid core of 30% of students are consistently in favour of free speech: this report presents policy recommendations for universities, for government and for civil society to ensure academic freedom can thrive in our universities.

'Racial Self-Interest' is not Racism

This report presents new research by Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck University, which examines attitudes towards racism amongst British and American voters of different races and political persuasions.

Related Blogs

Why Culture Trumps Skills: Public opinion on immigration

In a joint response to the Home Office report on immigration for Policy Exchange, David Goodhart and Professor Eric Kauffman draw on new polling which shows people are more hostile to immigration that they percieve will change the culture of their communities.

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