C-REX Director Tore Bjørgo Chairs the section Right-Wing Extremism Beyond Party Politics at the ECPR General Conference in Oslo 6-9 September 2017.
How often do incidents of antisemitic violence occur in contemporary Europe, and what trends are showing?
How exposed are Jewish populations in different countries? And who is behind these crimes?
A defining characteristic of this populist form of autocracy is the rejection of diversity and the attack on democratic institutions. Orbán is succeeding in both, Writes Cathrine Thorleifsson.
The day after President Trump’s inauguration in Washington, jubilant leaders of Western Europe’s radical right parties gathered in Koblenz, Germany. The meeting was an attempt to create a “European moment” ahead of a slate of Western European elections this year.
Professor Tore Bjørgo, C-REX UiO, and professor Michael Minkenberg chairs a section on Right-Wing Extremism Beyond Party Politics, in the forthcoming ECPR Conference in Oslo, 6-9 September 2017.
In summer 2016, we experienced an epic populist moment in one of the world’s oldest democracies: Brexit. As will be well known to readers of this newsletter, this British referendum on whether or not to leave the EU resulted in a small, but clear, majority in favor of leaving.
Most of the main individuals and organizations that are described as part of the “alt-right” by the media do not self-identify as such. While they use all kind of other neologisms, like “racial realists” and “white nationalists,” they are, and always have been, white supremacists!
While the “AfD versus Merkel” provides a comfortable media frame, reducing a complex multiparty system to a two-horse race, it is simplistic and wrong.
Germany is one of the few countries in the world that has a very effective and transparent registration of politically motivated crimes. Sadly, this often leads to the impression that such crimes are more common in Germany than in other countries, just because they are more conscientious in collecting and publishing these data.
C-REX invites master students at the University of Oslo to present their ideas and drafts for their master thesis to the C-REX researchers.
C-REX presents a RTV Dataset covering the volume of right-wing terrorism and violence in post-1990 Western Europe. The Dataset is developed by Jacob Aasland Ravndal.
“Right-wing extremism has been smouldering below the surface since the Second World War. It was ignited by the influx of refugees in the 1980s and 1990s, and now the same thing is happening again,” says Tore Bjørgo, Director of the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX).
These days we expect elections in East Central Europe to be bad news for liberal democracy.
The Founding Fathers of the European Union (EU) believed that economic integration was the key to political prosperity in Europe.
I know what you are thinking... no, of course not. After all, the Republican Party, or Grand Old Party (GOP), is a party of the right, conservative, but square within the political mainstream.
Today is a special day in Dutch political history: it is the birthday of the Party for Freedom (PVV), a party known mostly for its "firebrand" leader, Geert Wilders.
One year is a long time in politics. Few know this better than German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who went from champion of the right and villain of the left in the Greek crisis to champion of the left and villain of the right in the refugee crisis in 2015.