Call for Papers for Special Issue on “Anti-Government Extremism”
Tore Bjørgo and Kurt Braddock are soliciting proposal abstracts for a planned Special Issue of Perspectives on Terrorism to be published in December 2022.
Increasing political animosity and polarization in the United States and Europe have cultivated an environment in which violence, threats and harassment against government institutions and officials have become increasingly prevalent. Although this phenomenon was illustrated most prominently with the insurrection attack against the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, the bombing of government buildings and the shooting massacre of youth party members in Norway in 2011, and recent murders of elected politicians in England and Germany, the problem of anti-government extremism is much more widespread. The growth of anti-government movements, conspiracies, and ideologies that justify harassment and violence against politicians, government officials, and democratic institutions demands a consideration of the triggers and dynamics that drive this form of extremism.
To this end, we are soliciting proposal abstracts for a planned special issue of Perspectives on Terrorism to be published in December 2022.
Download the call for papers.