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Europeanisation of the Contemporary Far Right
Generation Identity and Fortress Europe

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ISBN 9781032128306
March 1, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
290 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Europeanisation of the Contemporary Far Right explores the role of transnational European identity in far-right mobilisation strategies.

Focusing on the national members of two trans-European far-right coalitions — Generation Identity and Fortress Europe — the author explores the extent to which European far-right extra-parliamentary actors Europeanise their mobilisation. Drawing on social movement literature, the book argues that national extra-parliamentary actors’ Europeanisation processes are influenced by their political and discursive opportunities and resources. Focusing on the groups’ mobilisation during the ‘refugee crisis’ (2015–2017), the analysis considers the groups’ frames, collective action, and coalition-building in the period, finding that the depth of the groups’ resources particularly affects their capacity to mobilise.

This book will be of interest to scholars, students, and civil society actors in fields related to the far right, European studies, social movements, and migration.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Europeanisation, the Far Right, and the ‘Refugee Crisis’

2. Social Movement Europeanisation and Far-Right Collective Action, Coalition-Building, and Frames

3. Introducing Generation Identity: Origins, Resources, Opportunities, and Protest Actions

4. Introducing Fortress Europe: Origins, Resources, Opportunities, and Protest Actions

5. Framing Generation Identity: Shared Threat Perceptions and Visions of a European ‘Us’ of Ethnically Homogeneous Peoples

6. Framing Fortress Europe: A ‘Resistance’ Movement against Islam and the Political Mainstream

7. Europeanisation of Generation Identity’s Collective Action: Jointly Mobilising in the Defence of Europe

8. Europeanisation of Fortress Europe’s Collective Action: Domestic Protests against the ‘Islamisation’ of Europe

9. The Trans-European Generation Identity Coalition: Sustained by a Strong Leadership

10. The Fortress Europe Network: Event-Specific and Lacking Professional Leadership

11. Conclusion: Far-Right Europeanisation?

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Anita Nissen is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Aalborg Centre for European Studies (ACEuS) in the Department of Politics and Society at Aalborg University, Denmark.