State and non-state extremism: crisis, hate crimes and the far right

Hamourtziadou, Lily (2023) State and non-state extremism: crisis, hate crimes and the far right. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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Extremism has adopted sometimes a religious and sometimes a secular form, it has been espoused by states and by non-state actors, but both are equally intolerant of difference. Right-wing extremism refers to political thought that tends to be radically conservative, ultra-nationalist and authoritarian. The right-wing authoritarian drive is based on repressive social conservatism that legitimises dangerous paths against democracy, individual rights and social justice (Gokay, 2017).  Right-wing shifts often result from volatile and chaotic international conditions, within which classes and social forces are subordinated to states: state security, state power and state interests.

Item Type: Other
11 December 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2024 15:04
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 15:04

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