Category: Reports

The many faces of the radical right and how to counter their threat

A whole ecosystem has grown up around the radical right as it has surged in visibility this century. The radical right can lay claim to its own stable of media personalities and political superstars, not to mention the social media platforms and political parties that cater to them. Its growth has been powered, in part,… Continue reading “The many faces of the radical right and how to counter their threat”

UNC Dataset (Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism and Targeted Violence Arrests 2011-2020)

A.A. Mattheis, M.B. Doty, A. Sin, M. Conley, C. Oh, S. Triana, and D. Antonetti* You can request access the full dataset here, read more about the methodology for the collection of the dataset here, & cite the dataset using the reference below** Domestic terrorism (DT) has been an increasingly important topic in the United… Continue reading “UNC Dataset (Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism and Targeted Violence Arrests 2011-2020)”

CARR Research Insight Series: Confronting the Rise of Eco-Fascism Means Grappling with Complex Systems

Confronting the Rise of Eco-Fascism Means Grappling with Complex Systems Alexander Reid Ross and Emmi Bevensee     In the third CARR Research Insight, Alexander Reid Ross and Emmi Bevensee explore historical and contemporary forms of eco-fascism.   Abstract: The white-supremacist Christchurch and El Paso shooter who he influenced both promoted ecological and anti-imperialist tropes… Continue reading “CARR Research Insight Series: Confronting the Rise of Eco-Fascism Means Grappling with Complex Systems”

CARR Research Insight Series: The Emotional Underpinnings of Populist Radical Right Mobilization

The Emotional Underpinnings of Radical Right Populist Mobilization: Explaining the Protracted Success of Radical Right-Wing Parties Hans-Georg Betz   In the second CARR Research Insight, Hans-Georg Betz considers the success of radical right-wing populist parties in Western Europe. Many of which were once considered ‘flash’ parties, they are now part of the political establishment. Betz… Continue reading “CARR Research Insight Series: The Emotional Underpinnings of Populist Radical Right Mobilization”

CARR Guide to Online Radical-Right Symbols, Slogans and Slurs

This CARR Report details the principal symbols, slang, coded references and terminology used online by radical-right extremists today. The first part of this survey will focus on key images, ranging from the Celtic Cross to ancient Germanic runes, with an emphasis on frequency of use and changes over time (such as the recent way in… Continue reading “CARR Guide to Online Radical-Right Symbols, Slogans and Slurs”

CARR Research Insight Series: Two Americas: The Radical Right, Then and Now

In the first CARR Research Insight, Mark Potok considers the resurgence of the radical right in the United States. This piece explores this resurgence in the context of ethnic and racial hatred and political backlash against multiculturalism. Turning to the radical right in the early 20th century, Potok provides an overview of a long history of ethnic and racial hatred. He argues that Donald… Continue reading “CARR Research Insight Series: Two Americas: The Radical Right, Then and Now”

A Working Definition of Anti-Muslim Hatred – Summary

Drawing on qualitative interviews, scientific studies and Tell MAMA’s comprehensive database of anti-Muslim attacks, this REPORT provides the first substantive move towards a measurable and objective national definition of anti-Muslim hatred. It first sets the scene by engaging with the body of scientific knowledge already out there on the nature of this form of hatred before… Continue reading “A Working Definition of Anti-Muslim Hatred – Summary”

Conference Report: “Right-Wing Extremism as a research object in Contemporary History”

On February 1st 2019 a workshop was organized by the Zentrum für zeithistorische Forschung (ZZF) (Centre for Contemporary History) in Potsdam, with Frank Bösch, Yves Müller, Dominik Rigoll, Sarah Schulz, Julia Kleinschmidt, Christoph Schulze, Anke Hoffstadt, Henrike Voigtländer and Sebastian Bischoff, to name only those present on stage. The purpose of this workshop with approximately… Continue reading “Conference Report: “Right-Wing Extremism as a research object in Contemporary History””

The importance of Holocaust Memorial Day in 2019 for ‘Brexit Britain’

Britain’s largest Holocaust memorial is to be built in Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Palace of Westminster. Scheduled to arrive in 2021, the winning design will consist of a learning centre as well as 23 bronze fin structures with spaces for people to move in between – reminiscent of Berlin’s Memorial to the Murdered… Continue reading “The importance of Holocaust Memorial Day in 2019 for ‘Brexit Britain’”

Conference Report – The Global Rise of Nativism and Illiberalism – A Conversation on the Contemporary Political Pathology

On November 27 2018, a panel discussion was organized at the Centre for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI), Amherst College, USA with the participation of Maria Alexandrovna Sidorkina, Chip Berlet, Tamir Bar-On and Dwaipayan Sen. After a few words of welcome by CHI director Martha Umphrey, organizer and discussant Andreas Önnerfors, Associate Professor in Intellectual History at… Continue reading “Conference Report – The Global Rise of Nativism and Illiberalism – A Conversation on the Contemporary Political Pathology”