About the center

The Center for Research on Extremism, C-REX, is a cross-disciplinary center for the study of right-wing extremism, hate crime and political violence. It is a joint collaboration with five of the leading Norwegian institutions on extremism research. Internationally, the center  collaborates with three strong institutional partners.

The Center has three main objectives:

  • To develop empirical and theoretical knowledge on right-wing extremism, hate crime and political violence in Norway and the Nordic region in particular, and in Europe more generally.

  • To contribute to the international scholarly research on extremism in general and right-wing extremism in particular

  • To disseminate research-based knowledge to stakeholders, policy makers, the public, civil society organization, schools, and media

Right-wing extremism has been a neglected topic of research in Norway for the past decade. This means that we lack empirical, up-to-date, research-based knowledge about contemporary right-wing extreme activists and groups. Research on hate crime is almost non-existent. Needless to say, this is unfortunate given the existing threat from right-wing extremism towards minorities, refugees, political opponents and the principles of liberal democracy. C-REX will address some of the most important empirical and theoretical gaps concerning the causes and consequences of contemporary right-wing extremism.

C-REX is funded by the Research Council of Norway for a period of five years, with a possible extension for another five years.

Published Mar. 5, 2018 9:21 AM - Last modified Mar. 5, 2018 9:21 AM