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Hartleb, Florian.  Lone Wolves: The New Terrorism of Right-Wing Single Actors.  Cham: Springer, 2020.  Chapter abstractsChapter previews.

Zucchino, David.  Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy.  New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020



Araújo, Bruno, and Hélder Prior.  “Framing Political Populism: The Role of Media in Framing the Election of Jair Bolsonaro.”  Journalism Practice, Published online: 6 Jan. 2020.  Abstract.

Becker, Julia C. “Ideology and the Promotion of Social Change.” Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 34 (Aug. 2020): 6-11. Full text and here and here.

Bolet, Diane. “Local Labour Market Competition and Radical Right Voting: Evidence from France.” European Journal of Political Research, First published: 7 January 2020.  Abstract.

Choi, Susanne Y. P., Ruby Y. S. Lai, and Javier C. L. Pang. “Gender Irrelevance: How Women and Men Rationalize Their Support for the Right.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 45. 2 (Jan. 2020): 473-496. Abstract.

Cockbain, Ella, and Waqas Tufail. “Failing Victims, Fuelling Hate: Challenging the Harms of the ‘Muslim Grooming Gangs’ Narrative.” Race & Class, First Published January 6, 2020. Full text and here and here.

Dancygier, Rafaela.  “Another Progressive’s Dilemma: Immigration, the Radical Right & Threats to Gender Equality.”  Dædalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 149.1 (Winter 2020): 56-71. Full text and here and here and here and here and here and here.

De Cleen, Benjamin, and Yannis Stavrakakis. “How Should We Analyze the Connections between Populism and Nationalism: A Response to Rogers Brubaker.” Nations and Nationalism, First published: 3 January 2020.  Abstract.

Edis, Taner.  “A Revolt Against Expertise: Pseudoscience, Right-Wing Populism, and Post-Truth Politics.”  Disputatio. Philosophical Research Bulletin 9.13 (Jun. 2020).  Full text.

Ganesh, Bharath. “Weaponizing White Thymos: Flows of Rage in the Online Audiences of the Alt-Right.” Cultural Studies, Published online: 23 Jan. 2020.  Full text and here and here.

Harris, Jonathan. “Nativist-Populism, the Internet and the Geopolitics of Indigenous Diaspora.” Political Geography 78 (Apr. 2020): 102124. An analysis of the ways the discourse of the MAK-Anavad (the Kabyle government-in-exile for the province of Kabylie in Algeria) articulates with the nativist-populism of the French Right. Abstract.

Kende, Anna, and Péter Krekó. “Xenophobia, Prejudice, and Right-Wing Populism in East-Central Europe.” Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 34 (Aug. 2020): 29-33. Full text and here and here.

Kessel, Stijn van, Javier Sajuria, and Steven M. Van Hauwaert. “Informed, Uninformed or Misinformed? A Cross-National Analysis of Populist Party Supporters across European Democracies.” West European Politics, Published online: 17 Jan 2020.  Full text.

Koehler, Daniel.  “Involvement of Formers in Countering Violent Extremism: A Critical Perspective on Commonly Held Assumptions.”  Frühere Extremisten in der schulischen Präventionsarbeit: Perspektiven aus Wissenschaft und Praxis. Herausgegeben von Maria Walsh | Antje Gansewig.  Bonn: Nationales Zentrum Kriminalprävention, 2020.  15-22.  Full text.

Lewis, Rebecca. “‘This Is What the News Won’t Show You’: YouTube Creators and the Reactionary Politics of Micro-Celebrity.” Television & New Media 21.2 (Feb. 2020): 201-217. Abstract and references.

Lipstadt, Deborah.  “Holocaust Denial: An Antisemitic Fantasy.”  Modern Judaism – A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience, Published: 7 January 2020.  Abstract.

Lubarda, Balsa.  “Beyond Ecofascism? Far-Right Ecologism (FRE) as a Framework for Future Inquiries.”  Environmental Values, Appeared or available online: January 4, 2020. Full text and here and here.

Marcos-Marne, Hugo, Carolina Plaza-Colodro, and Kirk A. Hawkins. “Is Populism the Third Dimension? The Quest for Political Alliances in Post-Crisis Spain.” Electoral Studies 63 (Feb. 2020): 102112. Full text and here and here and here and here and here.

Mayer, Sabrina J., Carl C. Berning, and David Johann. “The Two Dimensions of Narcissistic Personality and Support for the Radical Right: The Role of Right-Wing Authoritarianism, Social Dominance Orientation and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment.” European Journal of Personality, First published: 9 January 2020.  Full text and here and here and here.

Nilsson, Per-Erik. “‘Shame on the Church of Sweden’: Radical Nationalism and the Appropriation of Christianity in Contemporary Sweden.” Critical Research on Religion, First Published January 14, 2020.  On the Sweden Democrats (SD), the Swedish populist radical nationalist party.  Abstract and references.

Oztig, Lacin Idil, Turkan Ayda Gurkan, and Kenan Aydin. “The Strategic Logic of Islamophobic Populism.” Government and Opposition, Published online: 10 January 2020.  An analysis of Islamophobic discourses of the French National Front, Alternative for Germany, and the Dutch Freedom Party.  Abstract and references.

Tremblay, Marie-Claude. “The Wicked Interplay of Hate Rhetoric, Politics and the Internet: What Can Health Promotion Do to Counter Right-Wing Extremism?” Health Promotion International 35.1 (Feb. 2020): 1-4. Full text and here and here.

van Kessel, Stijn, Nicola Chelotti, Helen Drake, Juan Roch, and Patricia Rodi.  “Eager to leave? Populist radical right parties’ responses to the UK’s Brexit vote.”  The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, First Published January 3, 2020. Abstract and references.

van Wijk, Daniël, Gideon Bolt, and JochemTolsma. “Where Does Ethnic Concentration Matter for Populist Radical Right Support? An Analysis of Geographical Scale and the Halo Effect.” Political Geography 77 (Mar. 2020): 102097.  Abstract.

Xu, Aymeric. “Mapping Conservatism of the Republican Era: Genesis and Typologies.” Journal of Chinese History 4.1 (Jan. 2020): 135-159.  Dividing the Chinese conservatism of the Republican era into four typologies: liberal conservatism, antimodern conservatism, philosophical conservatism, and authoritarian conservatism.  Abstract and references.

Żuk, Piotr, and Paweł Żuk. “‘Euro-Gomorrah and Homopropaganda’: The culture of fear and ‘Rainbow Scare’ in the narrative of right-wing populists media in Poland as part of the election campaign to the European Parliament in 2019.”  Discourse, Context & Media 33 (March 2020): 100364.  Full text and here and here.



Likaj, Xhulia, Lena Rieble, and Laura Theuer.  Euroscepticism in France: An Analysis of Actors and Causes.  Institute for International Political Economy Berlin.   Working Paper, No. 132/2020. Berlin, 2020. Full text.

Sönmez, Göktuǧ, and Pinar Demirci.  The Rise of Far-Right: Key Themes, Motivations and Mapping.  Report No: 8 / January 2020.  Ankara: Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 2020. Full text.





Burke, Kyle. [Review of] Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America, by Kathleen Belew.  Terrorism and Political Violence, Published online: 6 Jan. 2020.

Glaude, Eddie S., Jr.  “When White Supremacists Overthrew an Elected Government.”  Review of Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy, by David Zucchino.  The New York Times, Jan. 7, 2020.  Full text.

Hughes, Brian.  [Review of] Mark S. Hamm and Ramón Spaaij, The Age of Lone Wolf TerrorismInternational Journal of Communication 14 (2020): 573-575.  Full text and here.

Mead, Henry.  “Conservative Modernists.”  Review of Christos Hadjiyiannis, Conservative Modernists: Literature and Tory Politics in Britain, 1900-1920. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 63.2 (2020): 270-272. Excerpt and first page.

Shaw, Devin Zane.  “Fighting Fascism with Feminism: A review of Petronella Lee’s – Anti-Fascism Against Machismo.”  Review of Petronella Lee, Anti-Fascism Against Machismo: Gender, Politics, and the Struggle Against Fascism.   The Social Justice Centre Blog, January 5, 2020.  Full text.




“Anti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland’s leaders mark Holocaust.”  News Now Finland, January 27, 2020.  On an anti-Semitic protest in Tampere and synagogue vandalism in Turku.  Mentions the Nordic Resistance Movement (a banned far right group) and the ‘Towards Freedom’ group (Finnish Holocaust-denying far right group; essentially a re-branded version of the Nordic Resistance Movement).  Full text.

De Simone, Daniel, Andrei Soshnikov, and Ali Winston.  “Neo-Nazi Rinaldo Nazzaro running US militant group The Base from Russia.”  BBC News, 24 January 2020.  Mentions acceleration; The Base (US-based militant neo-Nazi group, founded around July 2018); National Action (outlawed British terrorist group); Rinaldo Nazzaro (alias “Norman Spear” and “Roman Wolf”) (American founder of The Base); race war; white ethno-state; and “white homeland.”  Full text.

“Italian far-right extremist sentenced to life for deadly Bologna bombing.”  The Local, 10 January 2020.  On the Armed Revolutionary Nucleus (NAR) (Italian far-right group) and Gilberto Cavallini (former member of NAR convicted for his part in the Bologna train station bombing in August 1980).  Full text.

Wilson, Jason.  “Revealed: the true identity of the leader of an American neo-Nazi terror group.”  The Guardian, 23 Jan. 2020.  Mentions “accelerationist” ideology (the belief that acts of violence and terror are required in order to push liberal democracy towards collapse, preparing the way for white supremacists to seize power and institute an ethnostate); the Base (American neo-Nazi terror group); Bitchute (far-right site); Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque killer; Harold Covington (deceased white supremacist and NWF founder); El Paso, Texas, Walmart store killer; Rinaldo Nazzaro (alias “Norman Spear” and “Roman Wolf”) (founder and leader of the Base); the Northwest Front (NWF) (white supremacist separatist group); the Northwest Territorial Imperative (NTI) (white supremacist strategy for the creation of a separatist ethnostate in the Pacific north-west, promoted by Harold Covington); race war; San Diego synagogue killer; and white ethnostate.  Full text.


Colborne, Michael.  “Dispatches From Asgardsrei: Ukraine’s Annual Neo-Nazi Music Festival.”  Bellingcat, January 2, 2020.  Full text.

Lavin, Talia.  “Donald Trump Jr., Iran, and the Right-Wing Obsession with the Crusades.”  GQ, January 9, 2020.  Mentions “Deus Vult” (“God Wills It”) (Crusader motto and white supremacist meme); Islamophobia; Jerusalem cross (symbol of the Crusades dating back to the 11th century); Rare Breed Rifles (seller of Crusader rifle paraphernalia); Spike’s Tactical (distributor of Crusader products); Templar Cross; Donald Trump; and the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.  Full text.

Lewis, Becca.  “All of YouTube, Not Just the Algorithm, is a Far-Right Propaganda Machine.”  FFWD- Medium, Jan. 8, 2020.  Mentions Tucker Carlson (Fox News host); Stefan Molyneux (white supremacist self-help guru and far-right YouTube personality); and Lauren Southern (“identitarian” and far-right YouTube personality).  Full text.

Manthe, Barbara.  “The Neo-Nazi Murder Of A German Politician Highlights Threat Of Radical Right Terrorism.”  Rantt, January 6, 2020.  Mentions the “Alternative für Deutschland” (“Alternative for Germany,” AfD) (German radical right party); Josef Bachmann (German assassin of Rudi Dutschke with connections to the radical right); Uwe Behrendt (German anti-Semitic assassin and a member of the “Wehrsportgruppe Hoffmann”); Stephan Ernst (neo-Nazi suspected of Walter Lübcke’s murder); “Freiheitliche Deutsche Arbeiterpartei” (“Free German Worker’s Party”, FAP) (German neo-fascist party); Walter Lübcke (German pro-migrant politician); the “National Socialist Underground” (NSU) (violent German racist group); the NPD (German radical right party); “Organisation Consul” (radical right terrorist group in the Weimar Republic); Paul Otte (Otte Group leader); “Otte Group” (German radical right terrorist group); and the “Wehrsportgruppe Hoffmann” (German radical right group).  Full text.

Mudde, Cas.  “Far Right Politics Has Changed. So Should We!”  “Right Now!” blog, C-REX – Center for Research on Extremism, Jan. 7, 2020.  On Brexit and Trump as perfect examples of “the fourth wave” of postwar far right politics, which is characterized by the mainstreaming and normalization of far right politics to create a hybrid “nativist conservatism.”  Full text.

Mudde, Cas.  “The 2010s’ grim legacy: the decade of the far right.”  The Guardian, 6 Jan. 2020. Full text.

Thayer, Nate.  “U.S. Nazi domestic terrorist vowing a race war on the loose.”  Nate Thayer Blog, January 6, 2020.  Mentions Asgardsrei (a festival featuring several National Socialist black metal bands); Atomwaffen Division (neo-Nazi terrorist organization based in the United States); Robert Bowers (neo-Nazi terrorist and Tree of Life synagogue killer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); Kaleb James Cole (Washington state cell leader and chief propagandist of Atomwaffen Division; a white supremacist who advocates indiscriminate church and school shootings to spark a race war); John Cameron Denton (Texas cell leader for Atomwaffen Division); Esoteric Hitlerism (a form of Satanism practiced by adherents to Hitler); James Alex Fields (white nationalist and convicted killer); Adolf Hitler; “Iron Gates” (a post-apocalyptic novel of rape, pedophilia, genocide, and other atrocities, made required reading for the Atomwaffen Division); Ted Kaczynski (Unabomber); Charles Manson (killer); Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma City bomber); ‘Nythra’ aka Aiden Bruce-Umbaugh (Washington state cell member of Atomwaffen Division); Dylan Roof (white supremacist, domestic terrorist, and mass murderer); Satanic Temple of Blood (extremist group that practices human sacrifice); the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017; and Vanguard America (Nazi extremist group).  Full text.