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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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21-30 of 33 results in Extremism and Democracy
  1. Re-inventing the Italian Right

    Territorial politics, populism and 'post-fascism'

    By Stefano Fella, Carlo Ruzza

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Following his third election victory in 2008, the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was the most controversial head of government in the EU. This is a cogent examination of the Berlusconi phenomenon, exploring the success and development of the new populist right-wing coalition in Italy...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The New Extremism in 21st Century Britain

    Edited by Roger Eatwell, Matthew J Goodwin

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Since the 1990s, there has been a growing concern about the resurgence of extremist and radical movements in the Western world. Although a variety of challenges to the liberal democratic order have emerged, the main focus of concern among academics, policy-makers and practitioners within Europe and...

    Published February 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  3. Ecological Politics and Democratic Theory

    The Challenge to the Deliberative Ideal

    By Mathew Humphrey

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This volume examines the reasons why some despair at the prospects for an ecological form of democracy, and challenges the recent ‘deliberative turn’ in environmental political thought. Deliberative democracy has become popular for those seeking a reconciliation of these two forms of politics....

    Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge

  4. Anti-Political Establishment Parties

    A Comparative Analysis

    By Amir Abedi

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Recent electoral success of the Freedom Party in Austria, List Pim Fortuyn in The Netherlands, the People's Party in Denmark and the National Front in France have demonstrated the appeal of parties that challenge the political establishment. This book seeks to explain why these parties have...

    Published May 6th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Western Democracies and the New Extreme Right Challenge

    Edited by Roger Eatwell, Cas Mudde

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    By the turn of the 1990s, Western democracy appeared destined to become the universal governmental norm. However, as we move into the new millennium there are growing signs that extremism is far from dead. In recent years, the extreme right has gathered notable support in many Western countries,...

    Published May 6th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Extreme Right Activists in Europe

    Through the magnifying glass

    By Bert Klandermans, Nonna Mayer

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Since the 1980s, one of the main political changes in Western Europe has been the electoral upsurge of extreme right-wing parties. However, while the electoral support of these movements has been studied extensively, their membership has largely been ignored. This book examines who joins the...

    Published February 1st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Political Parties and Terrorist Groups

    By Leonard Weinberg, Ami Pedahzur, Arie Perliger

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This book is the definitive guide to the topical issue of the relationship between political parties that embrace the democratic process and terrorist groups which eschew the legal and procedural strictures of democracy. The fully revised edition continues to provide the most detailed theoretical...

    Published November 4th 2008 by Routledge

  8. American Extremism

    History, Politics and the Militia Movement

    By Darren Mulloy

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    American Extremism explains how at the heart of the politics practiced by the militia movement is an attempt to define the nature of 'Americanism', and shows how militia members employ the myths, metaphors and perceived historical lessons of the American Revolution, the constitutional settlement...

    Published July 1st 2008 by Routledge

  9. The Scope of Tolerance

    Studies on the Costs of Free Expression and Freedom of the Press

    By Raphael Cohen-Almagor

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    One of the dangers in any political system is that the principles that underlie and characterize it may, through their application, bring about its destruction. Liberal democracy is no exception. Moreover, because democracy is relatively a young phenomenon, it lacks experience in dealing with...

    Published October 20th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Racist Extremism in Central & Eastern Europe

    By Cas Mudde

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This handbook on racist extremism in Central and Eastern Europe is the result of a unique collaborative research project of experts from the ten new and future post-communist EU member states. All chapters are written to a common framework, making it easier to compare individual countries and...

    Published December 23rd 2004 by Routledge