CARR’s Ideology Research Unit (IRU)
The CARR Ideology research unit (IRU) aims to address and explore the conceptual issues around the terminology and the relationship between the different strands of radical right ideology. How can we delineate between various strands of radical right, such as fascism, accelerationism, New Right, metapolitics, populism, but also the uneasy relationship with some of the more ‘established’ ideologies, such as that of liberalism, conservatism, or socialism and ecologism? The role of IRU is to look at how these mutually informing yet sometimes very distant notions overlap intellectually.
IRU News & Activities
The IRU was established in June 2020. It convenes monthly Ideology Research Group sessions, exploring the salient debates in the domain of radical right ideology. The first session was examining the meaning and approaches to ideology by looking at the work of Michael Freeden on the morphological approach to ideology studies. At the end of the year the IRU will release a Year-in-Review report, providing a review of recent works related to the ideological developments concerning the radical right.