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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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11-20 of 34 results in Extremism and Democracy
  1. 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 24th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Right-Wing Radicalism Today

    Perspectives from Europe and the US

    Edited by Sabine von Mering, Timothy Wyman McCarty

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This book highlights recent developments in the radical right providing comparative analysis of current extremist activity in Eastern and Western Europe and the United States. It reveals the growing amount of connections and continuities of rightwing movements and ideologies across national borders...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking the French New Right

    Alternatives to Modernity

    By Tamir Bar-On

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This book focuses on the philosophy, politics and impact of the 'New Right' which originated in France and has since influenced activism, ideology and policy in a number of European countries. This book explores the idea that revolutionaries do not necessarily need to come from the left, nor...

    Published April 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Varieties of Right-Wing Extremism in Europe

    Edited by Andrea Mammone, Emmanuel Godin, Brian Jenkins

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Beginning with an analysis of the complex relationship between fascism and the post-war extreme right, the book discusses both contemporary parties and the cultural and intellectual influences of the European New Right as well as patterns of socialization and mobilization. It then analyses the...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Mapping the Extreme Right in Contemporary Europe

    From Local to Transnational

    Edited by Andrea Mammone, Emmanuel Godin, Brian Jenkins

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    In recent years the revival of the far right and anti-Semitic, racist and fascist organizations has posed a significant threat throughout Europe. Mapping the Extreme Right in Contemporary Europe provides a broad geographical overview of the dominant strands within the contemporary radical right in...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Uncivil Society?

    Contentious Politics in Post-Communist Europe

    Edited by Petr Kopecky, Cas Mudde

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This volume makes a significant contribution to the debate about the development of post-communist civil society by focusing on its alleged 'dark side', i.e., on the groups that are excluded from 'civil society' on both conceptual and normative grounds. The chapters, written by specialists in the...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Confronting Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism in the USA

    By George Michael

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This book examines the response to right-wing extremism in the US from both the government and non-governmental organisations. It provides a detailed portrait of the contemporary extreme right in the US including interviews with several of the movement's leading figures from groups such as the Ku...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Populist Radical Right in Poland

    The Patriots

    By Rafal Pankowski

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    In this important and accessible study, Rafal Pankowski makes sense of the rapid growth of organized radical nationalism on the political level in Poland by showing its origins, its internal dynamics and the historical, political, social and cultural context that has made it possible. From...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Political Extremes

    A conceptual history from antiquity to the present

    By Uwe Backes

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    The Western tradition of the constitutional state, with its ancient roots, defines political extremes as the epitome of that what must be absolutely rejected. It highlights tyranny, despotism, despotic rule, non-autonomy, ruthless enforcing of interests as ‘extreme’, contrasting this to a virtuous...

    Published September 14th 2011 by Routledge