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Putin’s Amendments To Russia’s Constitution Sparks Debate About Russian Nationalism

Amendments expanding Putin’s power and language about the “state-forming role” of the Russian national majority, raises ethno-nationalism concerns. On many occasions, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for the adoption of new amendments to the Russian Constitution. Putin has usually referenced several reasons why the head of State would want to change the basic law… Continue reading “Putin’s Amendments To Russia’s Constitution Sparks Debate About Russian Nationalism”

Review of Sverigedemokraterna och nazismen [”The Sweden Democrats and Nazism”] by Maria Robsahm (2020)

For some decades now, it has been a tradition that Swedish parties have chosen a flower for their logo. In 2006, Sverigedemokraterna (SD, Sweden Democrats) changed their party symbol from a flaming torch in the form of a Swedish flag to a flower, Hepatica nobilis. The change marked a symbolic transformation from the parties Neo-Nazi… Continue reading “Review of Sverigedemokraterna och nazismen [”The Sweden Democrats and Nazism”] by Maria Robsahm (2020)”

The Spanish radical right, COVID-19 and the “socio-communism”

Introduction On March 8 2020, thousands of Spaniards were summoned to join two radically different mass gatherings in Madrid: a demonstration to celebrate International Women’s Day, and a VOX meeting in which Santiago Abascal was going to be re-elected as the president of the radical right political force for the next few years. The party’s… Continue reading “The Spanish radical right, COVID-19 and the “socio-communism””

Cumulative Extremism Online: How Moral and Strategic Aims Predict Narrative Escalation

Often when extremisms come about, they don’t occur in isolation. In the UK, for example, the emergence of extremist mobilisations have occurred subsequent to high-profile counter-movements, counter-protests and terror attacks that suggest a ‘connectivity between extremisms’ (Ranstrop 2010). In the far-right space, we’ve seen this in the creation of the English Defence League (EDL) in… Continue reading “Cumulative Extremism Online: How Moral and Strategic Aims Predict Narrative Escalation”

How Fascists Have Used Panics To Consolidate Power

Authoritarian leaders have historically fear-mongered and exploited public panics in order to exert more control over their countries. Sometimes it is okay to panic. Or at least, some situations demand radical solutions. But when you are up to your eyeballs in judgment against your neighbor for hoarding toilet paper or the government for jeopardizing your… Continue reading “How Fascists Have Used Panics To Consolidate Power”

‘Grey zones’ in music scenes – A blurred concept, or ‘the attempt to nail a jelly to the wall’

In the context of research on music and politics – especially on White Power Music – one will sooner or later come across the term “grey zone” (also: “gray zone”/ “gray area”), which is in most cases used to label bands on political fringes, predominantly on the right. But, whereas the relation of music and… Continue reading “‘Grey zones’ in music scenes – A blurred concept, or ‘the attempt to nail a jelly to the wall’”