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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. 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 10th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 16th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 15th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The End of Terrorism?

    By Leonard Weinberg

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This book considers not the beginning or origins of terrorism but how groups that use terrorism end. Terrorism as a tactic is unlikely to disappear, however virtually all the groups that employed terrorist violence during the 1960s and 1970s have passed from the scene in one way or another....

    Published August 18th 2011 by Routledge

  7. New British Fascism

    Rise of the British National Party

    By Matthew J Goodwin

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    The British National Party (BNP) is the most successful far right party in British political history. Based on unprecedented access to the party and its members, this book examines the rise of the BNP and explains what drives some citizens to support far right politics. It is essential reading for...

    Published April 28th 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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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