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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 35 results in Extremism and Democracy
  1. 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 5th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge