Right Now!

Welcome to the “Right Now!” blog where you will find commentary, analysis and reflection by C-REX’s researchers and affiliates on topics related to contemporary far right politics, including party politics, subcultural trends, militancy, violence, and terrorism.

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 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 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.

Published Feb. 9, 2018 4:18 PM

As all parties are trying to outflank each other on anti-immigration discourse, the acceptance of a logic of migration crisis has come to dominate the 2018 electoral campaign, says Pietro Castelli Gattinara and Francis O’Connor.

Published Feb. 2, 2018 5:40 PM

If you’re gonna be a serious activist in contemporary Russia’s neo-Nazi movement, you do not drink, you do not smoke, and you do not do drugs. You exercise to build physical strength, and, not least, you read in order to train the mind and develop your intellect, writes Johannes Due Enstad about Russia’s neo-Nazi movement.

Published Feb. 2, 2018 5:27 PM

Many American politicians, jurists, and academics are proud that the United States protects objectionable Speech, says Erich Bleich.

Published Feb. 2, 2018 5:26 PM

While radical-right discourse dominates US politics, far-right leaders haven’t seized this moment, says Cas Mudde.

Published Feb. 2, 2018 5:12 PM

When he goes, it will remain.

Published Feb. 2, 2018 5:02 PM

 - "but they are taking advantage of new opportunities" says Robert Futrell and Pete Simi.

Published Sep. 27, 2017 10:05 AM

The radical right party profited from the fact immigration was the number one election issue. But can its breakthrough last? C-REX researcher, Cas Mudde, explains the German election and the rise of AfD.

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Right now!

Welcome to the “Right Now!” blog where you will find commentary, analysis and reflection by C-REX’s researchers and affiliates on topics related to contemporary far right politics, including party politics, subcultural trends, militancy, violence, and terrorism.

      “Right Now!” also provides a platform for republishing op-eds by our core team of experts (with due acknowledgement of course) which have been published by newspapers and on other blogs in order to further highlight the breadth of our work here at C-REX.