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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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American Extremism History, Politics and the Militia Movement

American Extremism: History, Politics and the Militia Movement

1st Edition

By Darren Mulloy
August 15, 2008

American Extremism explains how at the heart of the politics practiced by the militia movement is an attempt to define the nature of 'Americanism', and shows how militia members employ the myths, metaphors and perceived historical lessons of the American Revolution, the constitutional settlement ...

The Scope of Tolerance Studies on the Costs of Free Expression and Freedom of the Press

The Scope of Tolerance: Studies on the Costs of Free Expression and Freedom of the Press

1st Edition

By Raphael Cohen-Almagor
November 01, 2005

One of the dangers in any political system is that the principles that underlie and characterize it may, through their application, bring about its destruction. Liberal democracy is no exception. Moreover, because democracy is relatively a young phenomenon, it lacks experience in dealing with ...

Racist Extremism in Central & Eastern Europe

Racist Extremism in Central & Eastern Europe

1st Edition

By Cas Mudde
February 03, 2005

This handbook on racist extremism in Central and Eastern Europe is the result of a unique collaborative research project of experts from the ten new and future post-communist EU member states. All chapters are written to a common framework, making it easier to compare individual countries and ...

Understanding Terrorism in America

Understanding Terrorism in America

1st Edition

By Christopher Hewitt
November 12, 2002

Christopher Hewitt's comprehensive book surveys the characteristics and causes of terrorism and governmental responses to it. He also examines the organizational structure of terrorist networks, how they are financed and their ideological agendas. Groups covered include: Islamic fundamentalists, ...

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