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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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The Nordic Populist Radical Right Voters, Ideology, and Political Interactions

The Nordic Populist Radical Right: Voters, Ideology, and Political Interactions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Ann-Cathrine Jungar
August 16, 2024

This edited volume examines populist radical right parties in the Nordic region. Somewhat surprisingly given the image of a consensual, egalitarian and progressive region of Europe, the Nordic countries have been fertile ground for the radical right. Not only have radical right parties persisted ...

Far-Right Political Parties in Australia Disorganisation and Electoral Failure

Far-Right Political Parties in Australia: Disorganisation and Electoral Failure

1st Edition

By Jordan McSwiney
February 13, 2024

This book examines how Australian far-right parties organise and operate to better understand their limited electoral success. Australian far-right parties have yet to see results comparable to far-right parties in other contexts. Unlike many of their European counterparts that have made ...

Civil Democracy Protection Success Conditions of Non-Governmental Organisations in Comparison

Civil Democracy Protection: Success Conditions of Non-Governmental Organisations in Comparison

1st Edition

Edited By Uwe Backes, Thomas Lindenberger
December 20, 2023

Civil Democracy Protection is an overview of attempts by organisations to oppose groups that are perceived to threaten democracy. The book traces the history of civil democracy protection actors from the establishment of democratic constitutional states up to the present day and develops a set of ...

Out of Hiding Extremist White Supremacy and How It Can be Stopped

Out of Hiding: Extremist White Supremacy and How It Can be Stopped

1st Edition

By Kathleen M. Blee, Robert Futrell, Pete Simi
December 08, 2023

Out of Hiding: Extremist White Supremacy and How It Can Be Stopped explains how white supremacist extremism endures, the varied forms it takes, its relationship with systemic racism, and what to do about it. The book draws on more than 30 years of extensive data and direct experiences with ...

Pathways to Violence Against Migrants Space, Time and Far Right Violence in Sweden 2012–2017

Pathways to Violence Against Migrants: Space, Time and Far Right Violence in Sweden 2012–2017

1st Edition

By Måns Lundstedt
October 06, 2023

Pathways to Violence Against Migrants traces the different pathways, or combinations of causal mechanisms, that lead from nonviolent opposition to migration into anti-migrant violence. Applying the conceptual apparatus of social movement studies (frames, relations, opportunities, and collective ...

Contemporary Germany and the Fourth Wave of Far-Right Politics From the Streets to Parliament

Contemporary Germany and the Fourth Wave of Far-Right Politics: From the Streets to Parliament

1st Edition

Edited By Manès Weisskircher
September 28, 2023

This volume provides a state-of-the-art analysis on the fourth wave of far-right politics in Germany by leading scholars in the field. Innovatively, the book focuses not only on the role of the electoral breakthrough of AfD, the Federal Republic’s first-ever nationally established far-right party, ...

Europeanisation of the Contemporary Far Right Generation Identity and Fortress Europe

Europeanisation of the Contemporary Far Right: Generation Identity and Fortress Europe

1st Edition

By Anita Nissen
September 25, 2023

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 ...

Discourse, Hegemony, and Populism in the Visegrád Four

Discourse, Hegemony, and Populism in the Visegrád Four

1st Edition

By Seongcheol Kim
May 31, 2023

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 ...

Populist Parties and Democratic Resilience A Cross-National Analysis of Populist Parties’ Impact on Democratic Pluralism in Europe

Populist Parties and Democratic Resilience: A Cross-National Analysis of Populist Parties’ Impact on Democratic Pluralism in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Ben Crum, Alvaro Oleart
February 02, 2023

Populist Parties and Democratic Resilience focuses on populist parties as the main agents of populism and examines when these parties turn anti-democratic and when they remain loyal to the democratic system. Following the Brexit referendum, the election of Donald Trump, and the rise of populist ...

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

By Sanna Salo, Jens Rydgren
January 09, 2023

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 ...

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

By Léonie de Jonge
January 09, 2023

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 ...

Radical Left Voters in Western Europe

Radical Left Voters in Western Europe

1st Edition

By Raul Gomez, Luis Ramiro
October 07, 2022

Radical Left Voters in Western Europe explores who votes for Radical Left Parties in contemporary Western Europe, and why. Once considered a relic of the past which was doomed to disappear in affluent societies, Radical Left Parties were able to survive unprecedented electoral crises in the 1980s ...

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