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Extremism and Democracy


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This series covers academic studies within the broad fields of ‘extremism’ and ‘democracy’, with volumes focusing on adjacent concepts such as populism, radicalism, and ideological/religious fundamentalism. These topics have been considered largely in isolation by scholars interested in the study of political parties, elections, social movements, activism, and radicalisation in democratic settings. A key focus of the series, therefore, is the (inter-)relation between extremism, radicalism, populism, fundamentalism, and democracy. Since its establishment in 1999, the series has encompassed both influential contributions to the discipline and informative accounts for public debate. Works will seek to problematise the role of extremism, broadly defined, within an ever-globalising world, and/or the way social and political actors can respond to these challenges without undermining democratic credentials.

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The Anti-Islamic Movement: Far Right and Liberal?

The Anti-Islamic Movement: Far Right and Liberal?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Lars Erik Berntzen
November 30, 2019

This book explores the anti-Islamic turn and expansion of the far right in Western Europe, North America and beyond from 2001 and onwards. Driven by terror attacks and other moral shocks, the anti-Islamic cause has undergone four waves of transnational expansion in the period since 2001. The...

The People and the Nation: Populism and Ethno-Territorial Politics in Europe

The People and the Nation: Populism and Ethno-Territorial Politics in Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Reinhard Heinisch, Emanuele Massetti, Oscar Mazzoleni
October 02, 2019

The edited book brings together country experts on populism, ethno-territorial politics and party competition. The book consists of twelve empirical chapters, covering seven Western European states (Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK) as well as four Central-European...

Populism and Collective Memory: Comparing Fascist Legacies in Western Europe

Populism and Collective Memory: Comparing Fascist Legacies in Western Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Luca Manucci
September 30, 2019

Right-wing populism is a global phenomenon that challenges several pillars of liberal democracy, and it is often described as a dangerous political ideology because it resonates with the fascist idea of power in terms of anti-pluralism and lack of minorities’ protection. In Western Europe, many...

The Prevent Strategy and Right-wing Extremism: A Case Study of the English Defence League

The Prevent Strategy and Right-wing Extremism: A Case Study of the English Defence League

1st Edition

Craig J.J. McCann
April 26, 2019

In 2011 the U.K. Government reviewed its counter terrorism Prevent Strategy to include "all forms of extremism" with an emphasis on right-wing extremism. This book - written by the former Head of Strategy and Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Prevent - provides the most...

Anti-System Parties: From Parliamentary Breakthrough to Government

Anti-System Parties: From Parliamentary Breakthrough to Government

1st Edition

Mattia Zulianello
April 02, 2019

This book adopts an innovative conceptualization and analytical framework to the study of anti-system parties, and represents the first monograph ever published on the topic. It features empirical research using original data and combining large-N QCA analyses with a wide range of in-depth case...

Extremism, Free Speech and Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy

Extremism, Free Speech and Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy

1st Edition

Ian Cram
March 28, 2019

This edited collection addresses a number of free speech vs security concerns that are engaged by counter-terrorism law and policy makers across a number of liberal democracies, and explores the delicate balance between free speech and the censoring of views that promote hatred...

Militant Democracy: The Limits of Democratic Tolerance

Militant Democracy: The Limits of Democratic Tolerance

1st Edition

Bastiaan Rijpkema
December 13, 2018

This book aims to present a comprehensive theory of militant democracy and to answer questions such as: How can a democracy protect itself against its own downfall? And when is intervention against antidemocrats justified? Against the backdrop of historical and current examples, this book examines...

Radical Right Movement Parties in Europe

Radical Right Movement Parties in Europe

1st Edition

Manuela Caiani, Ondřej Císař
December 11, 2018

This book provides state of the art research by leading experts on the movement parties of the radical right. It examines the theoretical implications and empirical relevance of these organizations, comparing movement parties in time and space in Europe and beyond. The editors provide a theoretical...

Anti-Islamic Protest in the UK: Policy Responses to the Far Right

Anti-Islamic Protest in the UK: Policy Responses to the Far Right

1st Edition

William Allchorn
November 20, 2018

Demonstrations by far-right groups, such as the English Defence League, Britain First and PEGIDA, have caused considerable social and civic unrest in UK cities for nearly a decade. But how should policymakers respond to far-right and anti-Muslim activism? Drawing on extensive primary research with...

Fascism, Populism and American Democracy

Fascism, Populism and American Democracy

1st Edition

Leonard Weinberg
October 10, 2018

Hard right-wing politics is growing in popularity in America, marked by Donald Trump’s success in the 2016 election, and it is worth questioning what this means for the American democratic system. This book seeks to explain the vulnerability of democracies to the appeal of right-wing politics...

The Ideational Approach to Populism: Concept, Theory, and Analysis

The Ideational Approach to Populism: Concept, Theory, and Analysis

1st Edition

Kirk A. Hawkins, Ryan E. Carlin, Levente Littvay, Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser
October 04, 2018

Populism is on the rise in Europe and the Americas. Scholars increasingly understand populist forces in terms of their ideas or discourse, one that envisions a cosmic struggle between the will of the common people and a conspiring elite. In this volume, we advance populism scholarship by proposing...

Trumping the Mainstream: The Conquest of Democratic Politics by the Populist Radical Right

Trumping the Mainstream: The Conquest of Democratic Politics by the Populist Radical Right

1st Edition

Lise Esther Herman, James Muldoon
August 17, 2018

In 2016, the striking electoral success of the UK Vote Leave campaign and Donald Trump’s presidential bid defied conventional expectations and transformed the political landscape. Considered together, these two largely unpredicted events constitute a defining moment in the process of the...

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