- The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right
- The Radical Right: An Introduction
- The Radical Right and Nationalism
- The Radical Right and Islamophobia
- The Radical Right and Antisemitism
- The Radical Right and Populism
- The Radical Right and Fascism
- The Radical Right and Euroskepticism
- Explaining Electoral Support for the Radical Right
- Party Systems and Radical Right-Wing Parties
- Gender and the Radical Right
- Globalization, Cleavages, and the Radical Right
- Party Organization and the Radical Right
- Charisma and the Radical Right
- Media and the Radical Right
- The Non-Party Sector of the Radical Right
- The Political Impact of the Radical Right
- The Radical Right as Social Movement Organizations
- Youth and the Radical Right
- Religion and the Radical Right
- Radical Right Cross-National Links and International Cooperation
- Political Violence and the Radical Right
- The Radical Right in France
- The Radical Right in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
- The Radical Right in Belgium and the Netherlands
- The Radical Right in Southern Europe
- The Radical Right in the United Kingdom
- The Radical Right in the Nordic Countries
- The Radical Right in Eastern Europe
- The Radical Right in Post-Soviet Russia
- The Radical Right in Post-Soviet Ukraine
- The Radical Right in the United States of America
- The Radical Right in Australia
- The Radical Right in Israel
- The Radical Right in Japan
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines radical right publishers, intellectual schools, parallel organizations, voluntary associations, small groups, political sects, and families. Party and non-party sectors of the radical right share common projects. They interact with each other, and the boundaries between their memberships, social networks, and formal or informal organizations overlap. Yet the non-party sector retains important specificities. Apart from identifying its social bases, main activities, organizational forms, and ideological orientations, this chapter attends to variations across Europe and between Europe and the United States. The conclusion proposes directions for future research: (1) fill in empirical gaps that emerge from an overview of the literature, (2) examine if interaction between economic globalization and welfare protection explains the strength of the non-party sector, and (3) test the hypothesis that a centripetal party system with a weak boundary between moderate and radical right favors the non-party sector of the radical right.
John Veugelers is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. His current project ties Europe’s colonial legacy to contemporary politics in explaining the rise and decline of the National Front in a French city. Other research examines the changing relations between neofascist parties and non-party organizations in postwar Italy.
Gabriel Menard is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. His dissertation examines why Great Britain and the United States have arrived at contrasting policies for regulating the Internet. His publications have appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies, British Journal of Sociology, and Information, Communication and Society.
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