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Published Apr. 2, 2019 3:13 PM

Read Jacob Aasland Ravndals text in MonkeyCage on why the way it’s measured matters.

Published Mar. 29, 2019 8:20 AM

The Christchurch mass murderer acted alone, but the core ideas in his manifesto are widely shared by Islamophobic actors in Europe and beyond, writes Cathrine Thorleifsson on OpenDemocracy.

Map of Europe
Published Mar. 18, 2019 2:12 PM

Right-wing terrorism and violence in Western Europe: the RTV dataset documents right-wing terrorism and violence in Western Europe between 1990 and 2015.

Published Mar. 17, 2019 7:49 PM

The attack in New Zealand was inspired in part by the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, but the real threat is lone wolves lurking in the far corners of the Internet, writes Jacob Aasland Ravndal in Foreign Policy.

Published Mar. 15, 2019 3:48 PM

This Special Issue on Terrorism from the Extreme Right has been guest-edited by Jacob Aasland Ravndal and Tore Bjørgo, Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo.

Nordisk Motstandsbevelgese demonstrasjon
Published Feb. 25, 2019 3:32 PM

As a researcher, I have followed various extreme right groups and movements in Norway and Scandinavia during the last 30 years. There have been some significant changes during this time – changes that have an impact on how our society should relate to such milieus, and what kinds of preventive measures might be relevant and effective.

Published Feb. 25, 2019 3:20 PM

A CREST report by Joel Busher, Donald Holbrook and Graham Macklin examines why there are often thresholds of violence that members of extremist groups rarely cross.

Published Feb. 8, 2019 1:20 PM

Finland has witnessed extraparliamentary far-right extremism of varying degrees throughout most of its history.

Published Jan. 7, 2019 9:59 AM

Society for Terrorism Research, C-REX, University of Oslo, and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 13th annual International conference June 20-21, 2019: The data revolution in terrorism research: implications for theory and practice 

Published Dec. 17, 2018 3:58 PM

In February 2015, the Counterterrorism and Security Act was passed by the UK Parliament. The Act imposed a legal duty on several public bodies, including higher education institutions (HEIs), to “have due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”, a requirement referred to as the Prevent Duty.

Published Dec. 5, 2018 11:20 AM

In the latest C-REX Working Paper, Next steps for Scholarship on Gender and the Far-Right, Professor Kathleen Blee, University of Pittsburgh, discusses the state of scholarship on gender and the far right.

Published Nov. 5, 2018 11:16 AM

If research can only be as good as the data on which it is based, then the study of terrorism has been in serious trouble for decades, writes Bart Schuurman.

Published Nov. 1, 2018 12:21 PM

Is framing Islam as a ‘bad religion’ inevitable?

Published Oct. 25, 2018 8:58 AM

Joel Busher and Graham Macklin identifies a number of issues that needs to be addressed for the concepts of ‘reciprocal radicalisation’ and ‘cumulative extremism’ to add value.

Published Aug. 9, 2018 3:35 PM

Trump’s former adviser is no evil genius. But his reputation as a dangerous figure risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy, writes Cas Mudde

Published July 12, 2018 1:17 PM

The five-year trial of Beate Zschäpe, the last surviving member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a neo-Nazi terrorist group, has finally ended with Zschäpe, the principal defendant, receiving a life sentence for her part in ten racially motivated killings.

Published July 9, 2018 3:07 PM

Why do people leave far-right extremism?  Do they simply tire of the hateful messages?  Is it too difficult to stay attached to a politics that one’s friends and family reject?

Published July 9, 2018 2:13 PM

On May 14/15 2018, C-REX, the Centre for Research on Extremism in the Faculty of Social Sciences held a cross-disciplinary conference on ‘Gender and Extremism’ at the University of Oslo.

Published June 21, 2018 2:46 PM
Published June 7, 2018 12:00 AM

When the limits of democracy and the rule of law for threats and abuse are overstepped, the authorities must react – decisively.

Published May 16, 2018 11:38 AM

The excellent lectures from Kathleen Blee and Michael Kimmel are now available online.

Published May 16, 2018 11:37 AM

Andrea Rinaldis lecture Ezra Pound's influence on post-war fascism  is finaly online.

Published May 4, 2018 2:28 PM

As mainstream parties brought immigration back to the political debate, the identitarians have been rather successful in seizing the opportunities made available to them, writes Caterina Froio.

Published Apr. 19, 2018 8:58 AM

It is a country with an ageing and ever decreasing population, turned in on itself, scared of everything outside, and increasingly inside, its borders, writes Cas Mudde.

Published Apr. 10, 2018 12:55 PM

Fidesz’s adaptation of their ethno-nationalist playbook has proven to be a recipe for electoral success, says Cathrine Thorleifsson.