This book provides state of the art research by leading experts on the movement parties of the radical right. It examines the theoretical implications and empirical relevance of these organizations, comparing movement parties in time and space in Europe and beyond.

The editors provide a theoretical introduction to radical right movement parties, discussing analytical frameworks for interpreting their causes, forms, and effects. In the subsequent sections of the book, chapter authors examine a range of empirical case studies in Western, Central, and Eastern Europe, using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches, and make a significant contribution to the literature on social movements and party politics.

This book is essential reading for scholars of European party politics and students in European politics, social movements, comparative politics, and political sociology.

part 1|2 pages


chapter 1|8 pages

Radical Right Movement Parties in Europe

An introduction 1

chapter 2|16 pages

Movements, parties, and movement parties of the radical right

Towards a unified approach? 1

part 2|2 pages

Western Europe

chapter 3|17 pages

Alternative fü r Deutschland

From the streets to the Parliament?

chapter 4|17 pages

UKIP and the UK’s radical right

A tale of movement party success?

chapter 5|18 pages

Still a radical right movement party?

Political opportunities, party strategy and the cultural context of the Front National in France

chapter 6|16 pages

Neo-Fascist movement parties in Italy

The extreme right between electoral and protest politics

chapter 7|17 pages

From indignation to power

The genesis of the Independent Greeks

chapter 8|17 pages

Remaining on the streets

Anti-Islamic PEGIDA mobilization and its relationship to far-right party politics

chapter 9|18 pages

The relationship between a movement party and its radical flank

The Sweden Democrats and the militant factions within the Swedish neo-Nazi ultra nationalist movement 1

part 3|2 pages

Central and Eastern Europe

chapter 10|17 pages

Lo and behold

Jobbik and the crafting of a new Hungarian far right

chapter 11|16 pages

Working in the gaps left behind

Radical right movement parties in a consolidating party system

chapter 12|15 pages

For the people, by the people?

The Czech radical and populist right after the refugee crisis 1

chapter 13|17 pages

Radicalization of radical right

Nativist movements and parties in the Slovak political process 1

chapter 14|14 pages

From streets to seats?

Comparing movement-parties in southeast Europe: The cases of Kosovo and Macedonia

chapter 15|15 pages


Movements vs. parties, movements and parties, movements or parties? Types of interactions within the radical right 1