Parties and movements
Assessing the causes and consequences of far right mobilization, including political parties and social movements in Europe.
The far right is an increasingly relevant phenomenon in Europe. This includes both far right parties, which mostly engage in the electoral politics, and far right movements, which are mostly concerned with the protest arena.
Far right parties such as Front National in France, The Austrian Freedom Party and the Sweden Democrats have become significant political forces at the local, regional, national and European level. In many countries, they gain between 15 and 30 per cent of the popular votes and they have government as junior partners in coalitions led by mainstream right. Only in a few countries do they still struggle to gain electoral success and political influence.
Simultaneously, we have witnessed the emergence of relatively successful far right street movements such as Pegida in Germany and English Defense League, transnational anti-Islam networks online and more intellectual-activist groups such as the Identitarian movement.
To be sure, these movements are often less institutionalized compared to far right parties, yet they may still play an important political role in terms of agenda-setting and ideological diffusion. Moreover, in some cases, far right movements or activist within these movements are also involved in violent actions and processes of cumulative extremism.
Scholars at C-REX analyze parties and movements in several countries from a variety of different perspectives using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
- What is the ideology of contemporary far right parties and movements?
- What explains their success and failure?
- Why do people join far right parties and groups?
- What is the impact of far right organizations on polities, policies, the public debate and people’s political preferences?
- Making Tomorrow’s Leaders: Youth Movements of Populist Radical Right Parties
- Far Right Mobilisation and the European Crises: Electoral and Protest Politics in Italy, France and the UK
- Transnational right-wing extremism in post-war Europe
- Re-bordering the nation: ethnographies of neo-nationalism in an age of migration
- Researching the Far Right - Theory, Method and Practice edited by Stephen D. Ashe, Joel Busher, Graham Macklin and Aaron Winter
- CasaPound Italia - Contemporary Extreme-Right Politics
by Caterina Froio, Pietro Castelli Gattinara, Giorgia Bulli, Matteo Albanese
- Failed Führers - A History of Britain’s Extreme Right
by Graham Macklin
- Hindutva as a variant of right-wing extremism by Eviane Leidig
- How can analysis of credibility contest help us understand where and when anti-minority activism is more likely to gain momentum? By Joel Busher, Gareth Harris and Graham Macklin
- Politicizing support and opposition to migration in France: the EU asylum policy crisis and direct social activism.
Pietro Castelli Gattinara and Lorenzo Zamponi has published in Journal of European Integration.
- The study of the far right and its three E’s: why scholarship must go beyond Eurocentrism, Electoralism and Externalism by Pietro Castelli Gattinara
- Variations within the Norwegian far right: from neo-Nazism to anti-Islamism by Katrine Fangen and Maria Reite Nilsen
- CasaPound Italia: ‘Back to Believing. The Struggle Continues’
by Elisabetta Cassina Wolff
- Engaging in extreme activism in support of others’ political struggles: The role of politically motivated fusion with out-groups
by Jonas Kunst, Beverly Boos, Sasha Y. Kimel, Milan Obaidi, Maor Shani, Lotte Thomsen
- Extreme-right communication in Italy and France: political culture and media practices in CasaPound Italia and Les Identitaires
by Pietro Castelli Gattinara and Samuel Bouron
- Immigrant, Nationalist and Proud: A Twitter Analysis of Indian Diaspora Supporters for Brexit and Trump by Eviane Leidig
- In pursuit of purity: populist nationalism and the racialization of difference by Cathrine Thorleifsson
- Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Greg Johnsen and Counter-Currents. Read Graham Macklins chapter on Greg Johnsen and Counter-Currents in the anthology Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy (Mark Sedgwick (ed))
- Liberal Roots of Far Right Activism: The Anti-Islamic Movement in the 21st Century. This book by C-REX scholar Lars Erik Berntzen, explores the anti-Islamic turn and expansion of the far right in Western Europe, North America and beyond from 2001 and onwards.
- Media Criticism from the Far-Right: Attacking from Many Angles by Tine Ustad Figenschou and Karoline Andrea Ihlebæk
- New neighbours or a security threat? The role of local stories in anti-asylum seeker centre mobilization in the Netherlands
by Iris Beau Segers, Department of Media and Communication
- The Far Right Today by Cas Mudde
- The fascist who would be king: Count Geoffrey Potocki de Montalk by Graham Macklin and Craig Fowlie
- Vigilantism against Migrants and Minorities edited by Tore Bjørgo and Miroslav Mareš
- Nationalist responses to the crises in Europe by Cathrine Thorleifsson
- Chicken suits and other aspects of situated credibility contests: explaining local trajectories of anti-minority activism by Joel Busher, Gareth Harris and Graham Macklin
- Challenging Journalistic Authority by Tine Ustad Figenschou and Karoline Ihlebæk
- The far right as social movement by Pietro Castelli Gattinara, C-REX, and Andrea Pirro, Scuola Normale Superiore Firenze
- “The Immigration Problem” and Norwegian Right-Wing Politicians by Katrine Fangen and Mari Vaage, University of Oslo
- Right-wing Terrorism and Militancy in the Nordic Countries: A Comparative Case Study by Jacob Aasland Ravndal
- It's not Economic Interventionism, Stupid! Reassessing the Political Economy of Radical Right‐wing Populist Parties
by Simon Otjes, University of Groningen, Gilles Ivaldi, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Anders Ravik Jupskås, University in Oslo, Oscar Mazzoleni, University of Lausanne
- Getting ‘right’ into the news: grassroots far-right mobilization and media coverage in Italy and France by Pietro Castelli Gattinara and Caterina Froio
- The Far Right in America by Cas Mudde
- Framing Exclusion in the Public Sphere: Far-Right Mobilisation and the Debate on Charlie Hebdo in Italy by Pietro Castelli Gattinara
- Patterns of Legitimacy on the Far Right by Lars Erik Berntzen, Lise Bjånesøy, and Elisabeth Ivarsflaten
- Anti-Islamic PEGIDA Beyond Germany: Explaining Differences in Mobilisation by Lars Erik Berntzen and Manès Weisskircher
- The taming of the shrew. How the Progress Party (almost) became part of the mainstream by Anders Ravik Jupskås
- Norway: Populism from Anti-Tax Movement to Government Party
by Anders Ravik Jupskås, Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, Bente Kalsnes and Toril Aalberg
- The Norwegian Progress Party: Between a Business Firm and a Mass Party by Anders Ravik Jupskås
- Shaken, but not stirred: How right-wing populist parties have changed party systems in Scandinavia by Anders Ravik Jupskås
- On Extremism and Democracy in Europe by Cas Mudde
- Nationalism and the Politics of Fear in Israel by Cathrine Thorleifsson