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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 39 results in Extremism and Democracy
  1. The Populist Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe

    Ideology, impact, and electoral performance

    By Andrea Pirro

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Often neglected in the study of far right organisations, post-communist Europe recently witnessed the rise and fall of a number of populist radical right parties. The Populist Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe is the first comparative study to focus on the ideology, impact, and electoral...

    Published June 26th 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Evolution of the Far Right: From Fascism to Radical Right Populism
    By Roger Eatwell
    To Be Published September 15th 2015
  2. Radical Right Parties in Central and Eastern Europe: Mainstream Party Competition and Electoral Fortune
    By Bartek Pytlas
    To Be Published October 21st 2015
  3. Extreme Right in Australia: Immunisation or Contamination
    By Aurelien Mondon, Andy Fleming
    To Be Published October 30th 2015
  4. Ideocracies in Comparison: Legitimation – Cooptation – Repression
    Edited by Uwe Backes, Steffen Kailitz
    To Be Published November 4th 2015
  5. Radical Religion & Violence: Theory & Case Studies
    By Jeffrey Kaplan
    To Be Published November 18th 2015
  6. The Making of Anti-Muslim Protest: Grassroots Activism in the English Defence League
    By Joel Busher
    To Be Published November 19th 2015
  7. The Politics of Conspiracy: Conspiracy Theories About Major Acts Of Terrorism, From The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing To The 2011 Norway Bombings
    By Jeffrey Bale
    To Be Published January 1st 2016
  8. Radical Right in Western-Europe: Up to the Mainstream?
    Edited by Tjitski Akkerman, Sarah de Lange, Matthijs Rooduijn
    To Be Published January 30th 2016
  9. Where the Extremes Meet: Collaboration Between Islamist Networks And Western Left- And Right-Wing Extremists
    By Jeffrey Bale
    To Be Published June 30th 2016
  10. ETA's Terror and Nationalist Politics in the Basque Homeland: From Bullets to Ballots
    Edited by Diego Muro, Rafael Leonisio, Fernando Molina
    To Be Published June 30th 2016

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