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Routledge Studies in Extremism and Democracy


About the Series

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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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 31, 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 ...

Extremism, Free Speech and Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy

Extremism, Free Speech and Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Cram
July 12, 2019

This edited collection addresses a number of free speech vs security concerns that are engaged by counter-terrorism law and policy makers across a number of liberal democracies, and explores the delicate balance between free speech and the censoring of views that promote hatred ...

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 23, 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 03, 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 ...

Radical Right Movement Parties in Europe

Radical Right Movement Parties in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Manuela Caiani, Ondřej Císař
December 13, 2018

This book provides state of the art research by leading experts on the movement parties of the radical right. It examines the theoretical implications and empirical relevance of these organizations, comparing movement parties in time and space in Europe and beyond. The editors provide a theoretical...

Anti-Islamic Protest in the UK Policy Responses to the Far Right

Anti-Islamic Protest in the UK: Policy Responses to the Far Right

1st Edition

By William Allchorn
November 16, 2018

Demonstrations by far-right groups, such as the English Defence League, Britain First and PEGIDA, have caused considerable social and civic unrest in UK cities for nearly a decade. But how should policymakers respond to far-right and anti-Muslim activism? Drawing on extensive primary research with ...

Fascism, Populism and American Democracy

Fascism, Populism and American Democracy

1st Edition

By Leonard Weinberg
October 09, 2018

Hard right-wing politics is growing in popularity in America, marked by Donald Trump’s success in the 2016 election, and it is worth questioning what this means for the American democratic system. This book seeks to explain the vulnerability of democracies to the appeal of right-wing politics ...

The Ideational Approach to Populism Concept, Theory, and Analysis

The Ideational Approach to Populism: Concept, Theory, and Analysis

1st Edition

Edited By Kirk A. Hawkins, Ryan E. Carlin, Levente Littvay, Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser
September 17, 2018

Populism is on the rise in Europe and the Americas. Scholars increasingly understand populist forces in terms of their ideas or discourse, one that envisions a cosmic struggle between the will of the common people and a conspiring elite. In this volume, we advance populism scholarship by proposing ...

Trumping the Mainstream The Conquest of Democratic Politics by the Populist Radical Right

Trumping the Mainstream: The Conquest of Democratic Politics by the Populist Radical Right

1st Edition

Edited By Lise Esther Herman, James Muldoon
August 10, 2018

In 2016, the striking electoral success of the UK Vote Leave campaign and Donald Trump’s presidential bid defied conventional expectations and transformed the political landscape. Considered together, these two largely unpredicted events constitute a defining moment in the process of the ...

Democratic Dilemmas Why democracies ban political parties

Democratic Dilemmas: Why democracies ban political parties

1st Edition

By Angela K Bourne
July 03, 2018

This book examines how democratic communities resolve dilemmas posed by anti-system parties or, more specifically, the question of why democracies take the grave decision to ban political parties. On the one hand, party bans may ‘protect’ democracies, usually from groups deemed to undermine the ...

When Does Terrorism Work?

When Does Terrorism Work?

1st Edition

Edited By Diego Muro
June 19, 2018

This book examines the question of when terrorism works. Determining if political violence is effective and, if at all possible, when it is effective, is vital for both intellectual and practical reasons. The volume contains chapters from scholars who have been at the forefront of the ...

ETA’s Terrorist Campaign From Violence to Politics, 1968–2015

ETA’s Terrorist Campaign: From Violence to Politics, 1968–2015

1st Edition

Edited By Rafael Leonisio, Fernando Molina, Diego Muro
December 18, 2017

This book analyses the rise and decline of the Basque terrorist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA, Basque Homeland and Freedom). ETA declared a unilateral ceasefire in November 2011, bringing to a close a campaign of political violence that started in the late 1960s. By the beginning of the ...

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