1st Edition

Global Identitarianism

Edited By José Pedro Zúquete, Riccardo Marchi Copyright 2023
    280 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    280 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Global Identitarianism is about the global spread of the new far-right ideology and social movement Identitarianism.

    Founded in France in 2003, Identitarianism has inspired a range of groups such as Generation Identity in Europe and the alt-right in America. It has been spread by a far-right constellation that includes white nationalist direct action groups, think tanks, ‘alternative media’ organizations, social media ‘celebrities’, and political candidates.

    This book explores the global reach of this contentious far-right social movement using examples from Europe, North America, Australia, and South America.

    It will be essential reading for scholars and activists alike with an interest in race relations, fascism, extremism, migration studies, and social movements.


    José Pedro Zúquete and Riccardo Marchi

    Part I: Europe

    1. Before Identitarianism: European Identity in the European Far Right

    Marta Lorimer

    2. The Identitarian Movement in Germany: Its Rise and Fall

    Alice Blum

    3. Identitarianism in Denmark

    Mathias Hee Pedersen

    4. The Identitarian Movement in Portugal at the Beginning of the 21st Century

    Riccardo Marchi and Gabriel Guimarães

    Part II: Networking

    5. Defend Europe and Transnational Activism

    Damla Keşkekci and Anita Nissen

    6. Building a Transnational Identitarian Movement? Limits to the Diffusion of Génération Identitaire in Europe

    Marion Jacquet-Vaillant

    7. Identitarians versus Big Tech: The Limits of Digital Metapolitics

    Maik Fielitz

    Part III: North America

    8. Continuity and Disruption: American White Nationalism, the Alt-Right, and the Politics of Displacement at the Beginning of the 21st Century

    D. J. Mulloy

    9. The Far Right, White Identity Politics, and the Failure of Organized Identitarianism in the United States

    Alexandra Minna Stern

    10. #SecureTheFrontier: On Nostalgia and Identity Construction Amongst Canadian Identitarians

    Amy C. Mack

    11. Masculinist Identitarians, Strategic Culture, and Eurocene Geopolitics

    Josh Vandiver

    Part IV: Australia

    12. Far-Right Identitarianism in Australia

    Imogen Richards and Callum Jones

    Part V: South America

    13. Identitarianism in Brazil

    Odilon Caldeira Neto

    14. "Chileans First!": Movimiento Social Patriota, Acción Identitaria and Identitarianism in Chile

    Boris Matías Grinchpun

    Part VI: Concluding Remarks


    José Pedro Zúquete and Riccardo Marchi


    José Pedro Zúquete is Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and Adjunct Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, DC, USA. He is a political scientist whose research focuses mainly on comparative politics, social movements, and extremism. His previous books include the Routledge International Handbook of Charisma (ed., Routledge, 2021).

    Riccardo Marchi is Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon. His previous publications include The Portuguese Far Right (2019). His research field is the right-wing radicalism (political thought, parties, and movements) in contemporary Europe, focusing on the Portuguese case between late authoritarianism and democracy.