The CARR Organisation research unit (ORU) is configured as a research seminar concentrating on three research strands: (1) party political organisation, (2) movement organisation, and (3) network organisation. Taken together, these strands circumscribe the universe of organised far-right socio-politics. Among the members of the ORU, a diversity of epistemological and methodological perspectives are represented, including quantitative, qualitative/case-based, and ethnographic methodological focuses. The ORU convenes monthly seminars to provide members the opportunity share research, collaborate on projects, and provide information on upcoming events.
- chairs monthly one-hour research seminars, which consist of updates on group projects, news from or relevant to ORU members, and a half-hour research presentation;
- coordinates group projects, such as annual ‘year in review’ reports on the organised radical right and the European Commission-funded PREO (proscribed right-wing extremist organisation) dataset project;
- updates the ORU webpage on the CARR website, ensuring that all ORU members, recent group activities and outputs, and members’ publications are listed;
- supervises any CARR interns affiliated with the ORU
- recruits new CARR fellows who may be interested in the topical focus of the ORU
ORU News & Activities
- 2021: Several ORU members participated in a project led by Michael Zeller, Michael Vaughan, and Richard McNeil-Willson to compile a list of proscribed organisations in Europe. See more at: https://www.radicalrightanalysis.com/resources/proscribed-right-wing-extremist-organisations/
- 2021: The ORU produced a 2021 Year in Review report that highlights and analyses some of the most important topics from the past year of organised far-right activity. The report is available at https://www.radicalrightanalysis.com/2022/01/07/organisation-research-unit-2021-year-in-review-report/
- 2020: The ORU produced a 2020 Year in Review report that highlights and analyses some of the most important topics from the past year of organised far-right activity. The report is available at: https://www.radicalrightanalysis.com/2020/12/14/organisation-research-unit-year-in-review-report/.
November 2021: Alessio Scopelliti on ‘The radical right and the usefulness of the “new party family”-tag’
October 2021: Andreas Dafnos on ‘Competing conspiratorial narratives and the Capitol Hill Riots’
September 2021: Michael Zeller on ‘PREO Project: preliminary findings’
August 2021: Dan Jones on ‘War of the Words – Searchlight and Spearhead, print cultures in conflict’
June 2021: Balša Lubarda on ‘All kinds of problems with Far-Right Ecologism’
May 2021: Rhys Leahy on ‘How online hate networks spread malicious content beyond the control of individual social media platforms’
April 2021: Lynda Gilby on ‘Mobilization against sexual and reproductive health and rights’
March 2021: Anna Duensing on ‘”Nazi Fifth Column USA”: The Anti-Nazi League Takes on the Jim Crow South’
February 2021: Ofra Klein on ‘The role of technological opportunities in far-right mobilization’
January 2021: William Allchorn on ‘The (Democratic) Football Lads Alliance: a Proto-fascist Street Movement?‘
November 2020: Alexander Reid Ross on ‘Modelling Political Violence Hazards in the U.S.‘
October 2020: Blyth Crawford on ‘Memetic Irony & the Promotion of Violence in Chan Culture‘
September 2020: Michael Zeller on ‘The Demobilisation of Far-right Demonstration Campaigns‘
August 2020: Sabine Volk on ‘PEGIDA, protest ritual, and ethnographic study of the far right‘
ORU Members’ Recent Publications
Allchorn, W., & Dafnos, A. (2020). Far-Right Mobilisations in Great Britain: 2009-2019.
Crawford, B., Keen, F., & Suarez Tangil, G. (2021). Memes, Radicalisation, and the Promotion of Violence on Chan Sites.
DeCook, J. R. (2021). Castration, the archive, and the incel wiki. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 1-10.
Gilby, L., Koivusalo, M., & Atkins, S. (2021). Global health without sexual and reproductive health and rights? Analysis of United Nations documents and country statements, 2014–2019. BMJ Global Health, 6(3), 1-10.
Kajta, J. (2021). Why Nationalism?. Intersections, 6(4).
Leahy, R., with N. Velásquez, P. Manrique, R. Sear, N. Johnson Restrepo, L. Illari, Y. Lupu & N. F. Johnson. (2021). Hidden order across online extremist movements can be disrupted by nudging collective chemistry. Nature.
Peucker, M. (2021). ‘You are essentially forced into being an activist’: the interplay between Islamophobia and Muslims’ civic engagement in Australia. Religion, State & Society, 49(1), 23-40.
Volk, S. (2021). Political Performances of Control during COVID-19: Controlling and Contesting Democracy in Germany. Frontiers in Political Science, 3, 38.
White, K. (2021) One-Stop-Shop for Recruitment and Dating: Extremists’ Exploitation of Dating Platforms. GNET Insights.
Zeller, M. C. (2021). Demobilising far-right demonstration campaigns: Coercive counter-mobilisation, state social control, and the demobilisation of the Hess Gedenkmarsch campaign. Social Movement Studies, 1-19.
Zeller, M.C. (2021). Patterns Of Demobilization: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) of Far-Right Demonstration Campaigns, Mobilization 26(3), 267-284, DOI: 10.17813/1086-671X-26-3-267