The study of ideology and identity construction in far right groups at the local, national and global level.
Far right ideologies and identities
The far right in Europe includes a wide specter of movements, parties, groups and individuals. Despite differences it is possible to find similarities as regards ideologies, worldviews and constructions of identity. Immigration has become a major political issue in most European countries including Norway.
Far right ideologies define immigration as a threat to indigenous identities and far right groups contribute to new ways of defining national identities. Religion and race are being debated and conceptualised in new ways.
Some aspects of ideology and identity formation take increasingly global expressions as a result of new forms of communication and mediatization. At the same time, national contexts and local realities still shape the ideologies and identities of the far right.
Scholars at C-REX study these phenomena in several countries from a variety of different perspectives using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
- What is the ideology of contemporary far right groups and individuals?
- What form do these ideologies, worldviews and identities take in different fora?
- What role does religion or stereotypes of religious communities play?
- What role does modern human rights discourse play in the rhetoric of such groups?
- Variations within the Norwegian far right: from neo-Nazism to anti-Islamism (2020) by Katrine Fangen and Maria Reite Nilsen
- Christianity Betrayed - Conspiracy Theory about a Leftist-Muslim Plot against Christianity in Norway (2019) by Torkel Brekke
- Defending the Endangered Nation: Nordic Identitarian Christianism in the Age of Migration (2019) by Cathrine Thorleifsson and Anders Ravik Jupskås
- Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Greg Johnsen and Counter-Currents (2019) by Graham Macklin
- New neighbours or a security threat? The role of local stories in anti-asylum seeker centre mobilization in the Netherlands (2019) by Iris Beau Segers
- The battle for truth: How online newspaper commenters defend their censored expressions (2019) by Katrine Fangen and Carina Riborg Holter
- The Far Right Today (2019) by Cas Mudde
- Nationalist responses to the crises in Europe (2018) by Cathrine Thorleifsson
- It's not Economic Interventionism, Stupid! Reassessing the Political Economy of Radical Right‐wing Populist Parties (2018) by Simon Otjes, Gilles Ivaldi, Sophia Antipolis, Anders Ravik Jupskås, Oscar Mazzoleni
- Aliud pro alio. Context and narratives within a neo-Nazi community of practice (2018) by Fabio M. Poppi and Pietro Castelli Gattinara
- Disposable strangers: far-right securitisation of forced migration in Hungary (2017) by Cathrine Thorleifsson
- On Extremism and Democracy in Europe (2016) by Cas Mudde
- “Glory to Breivik!”: The Russian Far Right and the 2011 Norway Attacks (2015) by Johannes Due Enstad