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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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Rethinking the French New Right Alternatives to Modernity

Rethinking the French New Right: Alternatives to Modernity

1st Edition

By Tamir Bar-On
April 21, 2016

This book focuses on the philosophy, politics and impact of the 'New Right' which originated in France and has since influenced activism, ideology and policy in a number of European countries. This book explores the idea that revolutionaries do not necessarily need to come from the left, nor ...

Populists in Power

Populists in Power

1st Edition

By Daniele Albertazzi, Duncan McDonnell
March 03, 2016

The main area of sustained populist growth in recent decades has been Western Europe, where populist parties have not only endured longer than expected, but have increasingly begun to enter government. Focusing on three high-profile cases in Italy and Switzerland – the Popolo della Libertà (PDL), ...

The Politicisation of Migration

The Politicisation of Migration

1st Edition

Edited By Wouter van der Brug, Gianni D'Amato, Didier Ruedin, Joost Berkhout
March 25, 2015

Why are migration policies sometimes heavily contested and high on the political agenda? And why do they, at other moments and in other countries, hardly lead to much public debate? The entrance and settlement of migrants in Western Europe has prompted various political reactions. In some countries...

Class Politics and the Radical Right

Class Politics and the Radical Right

1st Edition

Edited By Jens Rydgren
November 10, 2014

One of the most significant events in European politics the past two decades is the emergence of radical right-wing parties, mobilizing against immigration and multiethnic societies. Such parties have established themselves in a large number of countries, often with voter shares exceeding ten and ...

Revolt on the Right Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain

Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain

1st Edition

By Robert Ford, Matthew J Goodwin
March 17, 2014

Winner of the Political Book of the Year Award 2015 The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is the most significant new party in British politics for a generation. In recent years UKIP and their charismatic leader Nigel Farage have captivated British politics, media and voters. Yet both the party and the ...

Radical Left Parties in Europe

Radical Left Parties in Europe

1st Edition

By Luke March
October 03, 2013

What has happened to the European radical left after the collapse of the USSR? How has it reacted, reformed, even revived? This new volume is one of the first to provide an overview of the main developments in contemporary European radical left parties (those defining themselves as to the left of, ...

Counterterrorism in Turkey Policy Choices and Policy Effects toward the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)

Counterterrorism in Turkey: Policy Choices and Policy Effects toward the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)

1st Edition

By Mustafa Cosar Unal
September 20, 2013

Counterterrorism in Turkey comprehensively analyses Turkey’s counterterrorism policies in the context of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party), an ethnicity-based guerrilla insurgency group employing terrorism. Contrary to most of the counterterrorism studies that focused on single aspect of the ...

Social and Political Thought of Julius Evola

Social and Political Thought of Julius Evola

1st Edition

By Paul Furlong
August 05, 2013

Julius Evola’s writing covered a vast range of subjects, from a distinctive and categorical ideological outlook and has been extremely influential on a significant number of extreme right thinkers, activists and organisations. This book is the first full length study in English to present his ...

Right-Wing Radicalism Today Perspectives from Europe and the US

Right-Wing Radicalism Today: Perspectives from Europe and the US

1st Edition

Edited By Sabine von Mering, Timothy Wyman McCarty
May 21, 2013

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...

Varieties of Right-Wing Extremism in Europe

Varieties of Right-Wing Extremism in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Andrea Mammone, Emmanuel Godin, Brian Jenkins
December 18, 2012

Beginning with an analysis of the complex relationship between fascism and the post-war extreme right, the book discusses both contemporary parties and the cultural and intellectual influences of the European New Right as well as patterns of socialization and mobilization. It then analyses the ...

The End of Terrorism?

The End of Terrorism?

1st Edition

By Leonard Weinberg
September 20, 2011

This book considers not the beginning or origins of terrorism but how groups that use terrorism end. Terrorism as a tactic is unlikely to disappear, however virtually all the groups that employed terrorist violence during the 1960s and 1970s have passed from the scene in one way or another. ...

The New Extremism in 21st Century Britain

The New Extremism in 21st Century Britain

1st Edition

Edited By Roger Eatwell, Matthew J Goodwin
April 14, 2010

Since the 1990s, there has been a growing concern about the resurgence of extremist and radical movements in the Western world. Although a variety of challenges to the liberal democratic order have emerged, the main focus of concern among academics, policy-makers and practitioners within Europe and...

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