Chapter

The Action Repertoires of the Radical Right: Violence and Beyond

della Porta and Caiani Wagemann

in Mobilizing on the Extreme Right

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641260
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738654 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641260.003.0005
The Action Repertoires of the Radical Right: Violence and Beyond

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Chapter 5 deals with the action repertoire of the extreme right within a cross-country, cross-time, and cross-group perspective. On the basis of a protest event analysis, the chapter presents the main characteristics of the (violent and non-violent) protests of the extreme right as reported in the press, looking at their forms, scale, targets, and issues, as well as at the presence of counter-mobilization. It illustrates the radicalization leading to violence, taking into account the issue fields around which violent and non-violent mobilization occurs, the types of actors who initiate the events, their targets and their victims.

Keywords: protest event analysis; action strategies; violence; target; time; counter-mobilization

Chapter.  11132 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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