Right-wing radicalism conference leads to a book

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Sabine von Mering, director of the Center for German and European Studies

Timothy Wyman McCarty

“Right-Wing Radicalism Today: Perspectives from Europe and the US” is a new volume of articles edited by Sabine von Mering,  and Timothy Wyman McCarty  and published this month.

Von Mering is associate professor of German and Women's Studies and Director of the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis. McCarty received his PhD in politics from Brandeis University in 2011. He is currently visiting assistant professor of government at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

The book grew out of the conference “New Right-Wing Radicalism: A Transatlantic Perspective,” held at Brandeis in spring of 2009 and organized by the Center for German and European Studies. More information about the book here and about the conference here

The book highlights recent developments on the radical right and provides comparative analysis of current radical and extremist activity in Eastern and Western Europe and the United States. It reveals growing connections and continuities of right-wing movements and ideologies across national borders, and addresses questions such as:

  •  Who joins radical right parties and why?
  •  What are recent developments in right-wing parties in Eastern and Western Europe?
  •  What is the extent of transatlantic cross-fertilization of far right ideology?
  •  How has the US extreme right changed since the emergence of the Tea Party movement?  

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