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Mobilizing on the Extreme Right: Germany, Italy, and the United States

Manuela Caiani, Donatella della Porta, and Claudius Wagemann


This book analyses the actions, networks and frames of right wing extremism. If research on extreme right political parties is growing, the extreme right has however only very rarely been studied as a social movement. To fill this gap, this volume compares the extreme right in Italy, Germany and the United States using some main concepts and methods developed in social movement studies. In particular, it describes the discourse, repertoires and organizational structures of the extreme right, and explains it on the basis of the discoursive and political opportunities and resources available to ... More

Keywords: right wing extremism, frames, networks, protest, violence, extreme right organizations, comparative analysis, social movements, political parties, social movement studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641260
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manuela Caiani, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Wien, and Marie Curie Fellow, University Rey Juan Carlo, Madrid, Spain

Donatella della Porta, author
Professor of Sociology, European University Institute

Claudius Wagemann, author
Lecturer, Istituto italiano di scienze umane (SUM), Florence