This book highlights recent developments in the radical right providing comparative analysis of current extremist activity in Eastern and Western Europe and the United States. It reveals the growing amount of connections and continuities of rightwing movements and ideologies across national borders. Subjects covered include:

  • Who joins radical right parties and why?
  • Recent developments in parties in Eastern & Western Europe
  • The transatlantic cross-fertilisation of ideological perspectives
  • How the US extreme-right has changed since the emergence of the Tea Party movement

This will be essential reading for all students and scholars within an interest in the contemporary radical right and extremism.

chapter 1|12 pages


BySabine von Mering, Timothy Wyman McCarty

chapter 2|9 pages

Globalized anti-globalists

The ideological basis of the internationalization of right-wing extremism
ByThomas Grumke

chapter 4|23 pages

“National solidarity—no to globalization”

The economic and sociopolitical platform of the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD)
ByGideon Botsch, Christoph Kopke

chapter 5|25 pages

Extreme right activists

Recruitment and experiences
ByBert Klandermans

chapter 7|18 pages

Welfare chauvinism, ethnic heterogeneity and conditions for the electoral breakthrough of radical right parties

Evidence from Eastern Europe
ByLenka Bustikova

chapter 8|20 pages

From Tea Parties to militias

Between the Republican Party and the insurgent ultra-right in the US1
ByChip Berlet

chapter 9|17 pages

Cycles of right-wing terror in the US

ByPete Simi

chapter 10|11 pages

Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf

A book of the past in the present
ByOthmar Plöckinger

chapter |2 pages


ByKathleen Blee