Christmas comes early this year for political scientists, sociologists, social psychologists, and anyone else interested in research on the Extreme Right/Radical Right: the winter 2018 edition of the Extreme Right Bibliography is here. The latest iteration brings the total to 808 titles: 539 journal articles, 102 monographs, and 167 chapters.
Since the April edition, there have been 75 additions. About half of these, an unusually large number, are book chapters. This is because I have included just about every contribution to the excellent Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right (edited by Jens Rydgren), including my own chapter on Explaining Electoral Support for the Radical Right.
Most new titles (56) have appeared only this year. Seven were published in 2017, and three are from 2016. The rest are older vintages (2006-2015) but have only recently come to my attention. I’m grateful to the many folks who sent me references, even if some of them did not make the list.
What are the prominent themes in these 75 additional contributions?
- Only one is about euroscepticism
- One other deals with gender issues, a venerable but still somewhat under-researched topic
- Two more are about Social Media/Facebook
- 11 have “immigration” in their title. No big surprise here
- Populism features prominently, i.e. in more than 25 titles
- Country/single party studies (including studies that look at a country and aim to generalise) abound, but there is comparative stuff, too.
In short, the field is thriving – just like the objects of our research 😠.
The usual disclaimer applies: I maintain this list primarily for my own research but hope that others may find it useful, too. If you think that something should be on the list but currently isn’t (including your own research – don’t be shy), please send me an email, DM, or leave a comment here.
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