The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right (Oxford Handbooks)

By: Jens Rydgren (editor)Hardback

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The resurgence of strong radical right-wing parties and movements constitutes one of the most significant political changes in democratic states during the past several decades, particularly in Europe. The radical right's comeback has notably attracted interest from political scientists, sociologists, and historians, although the majority of past research focuses on party and electoral politics. In contrast, The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right not only covers existing literature, but also shows how the radical right forms movements rather than parties. Editor Jens Rydren has gathered an international cast of contributors to cover concepts and definitions; ideologies and discourses; and a range of contemporary issues such as religion, globalization, gender, and activism. Further, this volume is one of few to provide a number of cases focusing on areas outside of Europe, including Russia, the US, Australia, Israel, and Japan. By integrating various strands of scholarship on the radical right that covers different regions and different research perspectives, this Handbook provides an authoritative and state of the art overview of the topic and will set the agenda for scholarship on the radical right for years to come.

About Author

Jens Rydgren is Chaired Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University. He is working within the fields of political sociology, ethnic relations, and social network analysis. He is the author and editor of several books - most recently, Class Politics and the Radical Right (ed. 2013, Routledge),and he publishes regularly in leading social science journals, such as the American Journal of Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, European Journal of Political Research, and Social Networks.


1. The Radical Right: An Introduction - Jens Rydgren I. Ideology and Discourse 2. The Radical Right and Nationalism - Tamir Bar-On 3. The Radical Right and Islamophobia - Aristotle Kallis 4. The Radical Right and Anti-Semitism - Ruth Wodak 5. The Radical Right and Populism - Hans-Georg Betz 6. The Radical Right and Fascism - Nigel Copsey 7. The Radical Right and Euroscepticism - Sofia Vasilopoulou II. Issues 8. Explaining Electoral Support for the Radical Right - Kai Arzheimer 9. Party Systems and Radical Right-wing Parties - Herbert Kitschelt 10. The Radical Right and Gender - Hilde Coffe 11. Globalization, Cleavages, and the Radical Right - Simon Bornschier 12. Party Organization and the Radical Right - David Art 13. Charisma and the Radical Right - Roger Eatwell 14. Media and the Radical Right - Antonis A. Ellinas 15. The Non-Party Sector of the Radical Right - John Veugelers and Gabriel Menard 16. The Political Impact of the Radical Right - Michelle Hale Williams 17. The Radical Right as Social Movement Organizations - Manuela Caiani and Donatella Della Porta 18. Youth and the Radical Right - Cynthia Miller Idriss 19. Religion and the Radical Right - Michael Minkenberg 20. Cross-National Links and International Cooperation - Manuela Caiani 21. Political Violence and the Radical Right - Leonard Weinberg and Eliot Assoudeh III. Case Studies 22. The Radical Right in France - Nonna Mayer 23. The Radical Right in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland - Uwe Backes 24. The Radical Right in Belgium and the Netherlands - Joop J.M. van Holsteyn 25. The Radical Right in Southern Europe - Carlo Ruzza 26. The Radical Right in the UK - Matthew J. Goodwin and James Dennison 27. The Radical Right in the Nordic Countries - Anders Widfeldt 28. The Radical Right in Eastern Europe - Lenka Bustikova 29. The Radical Right in Post-Soviet Russia - Richard Arnold and Andreas Umland 30. The Radical Right in Post-Soviet Ukraine - Melanie Mierzejewski-Voznyak 31. The Radical Right in the United States of America - Christopher Sebastian Parker 32. The Radical Right in Australia - Andy Fleming and Aurelien Mondon 33. The Radical Right in Israel - Arie Perliger and Ami Pedhazur 34. The Radical Right in Japan - Naoto Higuchi

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  • ISBN13: 9780190274559
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 760
  • ID: 9780190274559
  • weight: 1410
  • ISBN10: 0190274557

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