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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 33 results in Extremism and Democracy
  1. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. Revolt on the Right

    Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain

    By Robert Ford, Matthew J. Goodwin

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    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 roots of its support remain poorly understood. Where...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Radical Left Parties in Europe

    By Luke March

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    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,...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Counterterrorism in Turkey

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

    By Mustafa Cosar Unal

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    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...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Impact of Extreme Right Parties on Immigration Policy

    Comparing Britain, France and Italy

    By Joao Carvalho

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Drawing on a mixed research methodology with a strong qualitative character, this book traces the political impact of the British National Party in the UK, the Front National in France and the Lega Nord in Italy by exploring their contagion effects on immigration politics and policy in particular...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Social and Political Thought of Julius Evola

    By Paul Furlong

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    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...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Politics of Eugenics

    Productionism, Population, and National Welfare

    By Alberto Spektorowski, Liza Ireni-Saban

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This book analyzes whether the "new debate on genetics" owes a debt to eugenic practices by welfare democracies of 1930s and 1940s. More specifically, the question is whether precisely the same "eugenic rationale" used in the 1930s is philosophical akin to a new rationality unfolding in some...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Ending Terrorism in Italy

    By Anna Cento Bull, Philip Cooke

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Ending Terrorism in Italy analyses processes of disengagement from terrorism, as well as the connected issues of reconciliation, truth and justice. It examines in a critical and original way how terrorism came to an end in Italy (Part I), and the legacy it has left behind (Part II). The book...

    Published May 24th 2013 by Routledge