The transnationalization of the extreme right and the use of the Internet

Caiani, Manuela and Kröll, Patricia (2014) The transnationalization of the extreme right and the use of the Internet. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, pp. 1-21.

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Like many other political actors, the extreme right is currently expanding beyond national borders, and, as with any civil society organization, the Internet is assuming a growing role in achieving this goal. To date, however, this topic is understudied. In this article, aiming to empirically filling this gap, we shall explore the new tactics of the extreme right in Europe and the USA in the context of transnational politics. Namely, we investigate the degree and forms of extreme right transnationalization (in terms of mobilization, issues, targets, action strategies, and organizational contacts) and the potential role of the Internet in these developments. The analysis combines qualitative and quantitative data derived from 54 interviews with representatives of extreme right organizations in six European countries (Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Spain) and the USA with a formalized Web content analysis of 336 right-wing websites. We will compare different types of right-wing groups which compose the radical right family (from political parties to associations), underlining the main differences and similarities across groups and across countries. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Keywords: radical right/extreme right, transnationalization,social movement approach, American and European comparative politics, Internet politics, Web content analysis.
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 07:47
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 14:19
DOI: 10.1080/01924036.2014.973050
ISSN: 0192-4036

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