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.
Table of Contents
1. The Radical Right: An Introduction - Jens RydgrenI. Ideology and Discourse2. The Radical Right and Nationalism - Tamir Bar-On3. The Radical Right and Islamophobia - Aristotle Kallis4. The Radical Right and Anti-Semitism - Ruth Wodak5. The Radical Right and Populism - Hans-Georg Betz6. The Radical Right and Fascism - Nigel Copsey7. The Radical Right and Euroscepticism - Sofia VasilopoulouII. Issues8. Explaining Electoral Support for the Radical Right - Kai Arzheimer9. Party Systems and Radical Right-wing Parties - Herbert Kitschelt10. The Radical Right and Gender - Hilde Coffé11. Globalization, Cleavages, and the Radical Right - Simon Bornschier12. Party Organization and the Radical Right - David Art13. Charisma and the Radical Right - Roger Eatwell14. Media and the Radical Right - Antonis A. Ellinas15. The Non-Party Sector of the Radical Right - John Veugelers and Gabriel Menard16. The Political Impact of the Radical Right - Michelle Hale Williams17. The Radical Right as Social Movement Organizations - Manuela Caiani and Donatella Della Porta18. Youth and the Radical Right - Cynthia Miller Idriss19. Religion and the Radical Right - Michael Minkenberg20. Cross-National Links and International Cooperation - Manuela Caiani21. Political Violence and the Radical Right - Leonard Weinberg and Eliot AssoudehIII. Case Studies22. The Radical Right in France - Nonna Mayer23. The Radical Right in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland - Uwe Backes24. The Radical Right in Belgium and the Netherlands - Joop J.M. van Holsteyn25. The Radical Right in Southern Europe - Carlo Ruzza26. The Radical Right in the UK - Matthew J. Goodwin and James Dennison27. The Radical Right in the Nordic Countries - Anders Widfeldt28. The Radical Right in Eastern Europe - Lenka Bustíková29. The Radical Right in Post-Soviet Russia - Richard Arnold and Andreas Umland30. The Radical Right in Post-Soviet Ukraine - Melanie Mierzejewski-Voznyak31. The Radical Right in the United States of America - Christopher Sebastian Parker32. The Radical Right in Australia - Andy Fleming and Aurelien Mondon33. The Radical Right in Israel - Arie Perliger and Ami Pedhazur34. The Radical Right in Japan - Naoto Higuchi