Right Wing Extremism (RWE) is recognized as a growing threat across the globe. However, it is not a homogenous entity. There is broad consensus in the literature that RWE incorporates such a complex web of movements and ideological currents that any accurate assessment of threat or resource prioritization is hard to achieve. This report examines patterns of RWE violence within Western and Central Europe to tease out different manifestations of the threat, in particular as regards temporal, perpetrator, geographical and victim patterns.
Our aim is to help practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders understand that RWE is not a one-size-fits-all problem; that responses need to be tailored; that geographic differences persist; and that while networks and groups may constitute the most visible components of the threat, they may not be the most violent.
Holbrook, Donald, James Hopkins, and Graham Macklin. Violence, Risk, & Rightwing Extremism: Temporal, Perpetrator, Geographical, & Victim Patterns in Western & Central Europe. Washington, D.C.: RESOLVE Network, 2022.