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Extremism and Democracy

Series Editor: Roger Eatwell, Matthew J. Goodwin

This new series encompasses academic studies within the broad fields of 'extremism' and 'democracy'. These topics have traditionally been considered largely in isolation by academics. A key focus of the series, therefore, is the (inter-) relation between extremism and democracy. Works will seek to answer questions such as to what extent extremist groups pose a major threat to democratic parties, or how can democracy respond to extremism without undermining its own democratic credentials?

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1-10 of 38 results in Extremism and Democracy
  1. The Politicisation of Migration

    Edited by Wouter van der Brug, Gianni D'Amato, Didier Ruedin, Joost Berkhout

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    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...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Transforming the Transformation?

    The East European Radical Right in the Political Process

    By Michael Minkenberg

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Transforming the transformation? The East European Radical Right in the Political Process examines the significance of radical right parties, along with other organizations, in terms of their involvement in the political process of new democracies. This groundbreaking study highlights firstly the...

    Published March 13th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Populists in Power

    By Daniele Albertazzi, Duncan McDonnell

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    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),...

    Published February 17th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Politics of National Identity in Italy

    Immigration and 'Italianità'

    By Eva Garau

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This book focuses on the politics of national identity in Italy. Only a unified country for just over 150 years, Italian national identity is perhaps more contingent than longer established nations such as France or the UK. The book investigates when, how and why the...

    Published January 6th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Class Politics and the Radical Right

    Edited by Jens Rydgren

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    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...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Catholicism and Nationalism

    Changing Nature of Party Politics

    By Madalena Meyer Resende

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This book addresses the adaptation of nationalism to the sharing of sovereignty with other nations in supranational arrangements beyond the state or with nations and nationalities within the state. It compares two cases, Poland and Spain, where the outcome of this processes of transformation...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Extreme Right Parties in Scandinavia

    By Anders Widfeldt

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This book provides an up-to-date account of extreme right parties in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It seeks to explain why these parties have grown in support, and in Denmark and Norway reached positions of direct political influence. Following an analytical framework, in which explanatory factors...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Populism in Western Europe

    Comparing Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands

    By Teun Pauwels

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Despite the increasing academic interest in populism, we still lack understanding of individual factors contributing to populist voting. One of the main reasons for this is that populism is almost always attached to other ideologies which makes it difficult to isolate factors. This book draws on...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Revolt on the Right

    Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain

    By Robert Ford, Matthew J. Goodwin

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    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...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Democratic Extremism in Theory and Practice

    All Power to the People

    By Paul Lucardie

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Democracy and extremism are usually considered as opposites. We assume that our system (in the UK, the USA, the Netherlands etc.) is democratic, and extremists try to destroy our system and introduce some kind of dictatorship, if not chaos and anarchy. Yet in many cases, the extremists seem...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge