New standard work on right-wing terrorism published

Right-wing terrorism. International – digital – analog (Springer 2023, 440 p.)

This publication was only published in German.


About: Cases of right-wing terrorism are on the rise in Western democracies. Internal security and the lives of social minorities and people in the public eye are threatened by various forms of serious acts of violence and terrorism. Justifications for such acts refer to traditional right-wing extremism, racism, anti-Semitism or authoritarianism. However, new manifestations based on conspiracy theories and ideological elements are also emerging. The aim of this volume is to contribute to research into contemporary right-wing terrorism. The starting point is the question of the extent to which current national and international attacks are “new” forms of terrorism. On the one hand, the ideological, strategic, communicative, practical and operational dimensions of terrorism will be examined. On the other hand, it will also be asked whether and in what way these phenomena are linked to transnational and international political and societal developments. In addition, the question arises as to what influence a societal shift to the right with corresponding misanthropic attitudes in the population and derogatory hate speech on the internet has on this phenomenon. Overall, the new, reconfigured or modified forms of right-wing terrorism seem to have a lot to do with a changed relationship between the individual and the collective, between the individual perpetrator and the global network.




Dr. Florian Hartleb is co-editor and research director at the European Institute for Counter-Terrorism and Conflict Prevention (EICTP).