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Routledge Studies in Extremism and Democracy


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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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Discourse, Hegemony, and Populism in the Visegrád Four

Discourse, Hegemony, and Populism in the Visegrád Four

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By Seongcheol Kim
August 13, 2021

This is the first book-length account of populism in the Visegrád Four (V4) countries — Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia — for the first 30 years of multi-party competition since the transformative events of 1989–91 in Central and Eastern Europe. Advancing a post-foundational approach ...

The Success and Failure of Right-Wing Populist Parties in the Benelux Countries

The Success and Failure of Right-Wing Populist Parties in the Benelux Countries

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Léonie de Jonge
June 28, 2021

This book focuses on the varied support for the populist radical right in the Benelux countries: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Despite many common characteristics, right-wing populist parties have historically been more successful in the Netherlands and Flanders than in Luxembourg and ...

VOX The Rise of the Spanish Populist Radical Right

VOX: The Rise of the Spanish Populist Radical Right

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Forthcoming

By José Rama, Lisa Zanotti, Stuart J. Turnbull-Dugarte, Andrés Santana
June 15, 2021

This book examines VOX, the first major and electorally successful populist radical right-wing party to emerge in Spain since the death of General Franco, and the restoration of parliamentary democracy in the late 1970s. In December 2018, VOX, a new party on the populist radical right, entered the ...

The Battle Over Working-Class Voters How Social Democracy has Responded to the Populist Radical Right in the Nordic Countries

The Battle Over Working-Class Voters: How Social Democracy has Responded to the Populist Radical Right in the Nordic Countries

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sanna Salo, Jens Rydgren
May 31, 2021

This book examines how social democratic parties have responded to populist radical right parties in the battle for support from working-class voters. It focuses on the paradigmatic examples of social democratic parties in the Nordic countries. Historically these have been the strongest social ...

Militant Democracy The Limits of Democratic Tolerance

Militant Democracy: The Limits of Democratic Tolerance

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By Bastiaan Rijpkema
March 31, 2021

This book aims to present a comprehensive theory of militant democracy and to answer questions such as: How can a democracy protect itself against its own downfall? And when is intervention against antidemocrats justified? Against the backdrop of historical and current examples, this book examines...

Populism and New Patterns of Political Competition in Western Europe

Populism and New Patterns of Political Competition in Western Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Daniele Albertazzi, Davide Vampa
January 14, 2021

This book analyses how party competition has adjusted to the success of populism in Western Europe, whether this is non-populists dealing with their populist competitors, or populists interacting with each other. The volume focuses on Western Europe in the period 2007–2018 and considers both ...

Policy Responses to the Radical Right in France and Germany Public Actors, Policy Frames, and Decision-Making

Policy Responses to the Radical Right in France and Germany: Public Actors, Policy Frames, and Decision-Making

1st Edition

By Bénédicte Laumond
March 18, 2020

Based on research fieldwork conducted in France and Germany, this study seeks to explain how public actors have taken part in the regulation of the expression of right-wing radicalism. The author compares these two neighbouring countries which have framed the struggle against right-wing radicalism ...

Populism and Collective Memory Comparing Fascist Legacies in Western Europe

Populism and Collective Memory: Comparing Fascist Legacies in Western Europe

1st Edition

By Luca Manucci
December 11, 2019

Right-wing populism is a global phenomenon that challenges several pillars of liberal democracy, and it is often described as a dangerous political ideology because it resonates with the fascist idea of power in terms of anti-pluralism and lack of minorities’ protection. In Western Europe, many ...

The People and the Nation Populism and Ethno-Territorial Politics in Europe

The People and the Nation: Populism and Ethno-Territorial Politics in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Reinhard Heinisch, Emanuele Massetti, Oscar Mazzoleni
October 11, 2019

The edited book brings together country experts on populism, ethno-territorial politics, and party competition. It consists of twelve empirical chapters, covering seven Western European states (Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK) as well as four Central European states ...

Liberal Roots of Far Right Activism The Anti-Islamic Movement in the 21st Century

Liberal Roots of Far Right Activism: The Anti-Islamic Movement in the 21st Century

1st Edition

By Lars Erik Berntzen
October 28, 2019

This book explores the anti-Islamic turn and expansion of the far right in Western Europe, North America and beyond from 2001 and onwards. Driven by terror attacks and other moral shocks, the anti-Islamic cause has undergone four waves of transnational expansion in the period since 2001. The ...

The Prevent Strategy and Right-wing Extremism A Case Study of the English Defence League

The Prevent Strategy and Right-wing Extremism: A Case Study of the English Defence League

1st Edition

By Craig J.J. McCann
April 26, 2019

In 2011 the U.K. Government reviewed its counter terrorism Prevent Strategy to include "all forms of extremism" with an emphasis on right-wing extremism. This book - written by the former Head of Strategy and Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Prevent - provides the most ...

Anti-System Parties From Parliamentary Breakthrough to Government

Anti-System Parties: From Parliamentary Breakthrough to Government

1st Edition

By Mattia Zulianello
April 02, 2019

This book adopts an innovative conceptualization and analytical framework to the study of anti-system parties, and represents the first monograph ever published on the topic. It features empirical research using original data and combining large-N QCA analyses with a wide range of in-depth case ...

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