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Right-Wing Radicalism Today

Perspectives from Europe and the US, 1st Edition

Edited by Sabine von Mering, Timothy Wyman McCarty

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210 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book highlights recent developments in the radical right providing comparative analysis of current extremist activity in Eastern and Western Europe and the United States. It reveals the growing amount of connections and continuities of rightwing movements and ideologies across national borders. Subjects covered include:

  • Who joins radical right parties and why?
  • Recent developments in parties in Eastern & Western Europe
  • The transatlantic cross-fertilisation of ideological perspectives
  • How the US extreme-right has changed since the emergence of the Tea Party movement

This will be essential reading for all students and scholars within an interest in the contemporary radical right and extremism.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Sabine von Mering & Timothy Wyman McCarty 2. Globalized Anti-Globalists. The Ideological Basis of the Internationalization of Right-Wing Extremism Thomas Grumke 3. Right-Wing Extremism and Populism in Contemporary Germany and Western Europe Hans-Gert Jaschke 4. National Solidarity—No to Globalization. The Economic and Sociopolitical Platform of the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) Gideon Botsch and Christoph Kopke 5. Extreme Right Activists: Recruitment and Experiences Bert Klandermans 6. A Comparative Look at Right-Wing Extremism, Anti-Semitism, and Xenophobic Hate Crime in Poland, the Ukraine, and Russia Joachim Kersten and Natalia Hankel 7. Welfare Chauvinism, Ethnic Heterogeneity and Conditions for the Electoral Breakthrough of Radical Right Parties: Evidence from Eastern Europe Lenka Bustikova 8. From Tea Parties to Militias: Between the Republican Party and the Insurgent Ultra-Right In the United States Chip Berlet 9. Cycles of Right-Wing Terror in the United States Peter Simi 10. Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf – A Book of the Past in the Present Othmar Plöckinger 11. Afterword Kathleen Blee

About the Editors

Sabine von Mering is Associate Professor of German and Women’s and Gender Studies and Director of the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, US.

Timothy Wyman McCarty is Visiting Assistant Professor of Government at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US. His research and teaching focuses on political theory, the history of ideas, and literature and politics.

About the Series

Extremism and Democracy

This series covers academic studies within the broad fields of ‘extremism’ and ‘democracy’, with volumes focusing on adjacent concepts such as populism, radicalism, and ideological/religious fundamentalism. These topics have been considered largely in isolation by scholars interested in the study of political parties, elections, social movements, activism, and radicalisation in democratic settings. A key focus of the series, therefore, is the (inter-)relation between extremism, radicalism, populism, fundamentalism, and democracy. Since its establishment in 1999, the series has encompassed both influential contributions to the discipline and informative accounts for public debate. Works will seek to problematise the role of extremism, broadly defined, within an ever-globalising world, and/or the way social and political actors can respond to these challenges without undermining democratic credentials.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General