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The new extremism in 21st century Britain / edited by Roger Eatwell and Matthew J. Goodwin.


Public Safety Canada Library


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Alternate Title

New extremism in twenty-first century Britain

Call Number

HN 400 .R3 N49 2010




Includes bibliographical references and index.


xvii, 258 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


Since the 1990s, there has been a growing concern about the resurgence of extremist and radical movements in the Western world. Contributors to this collection examine two forms of extremism in 21st century Britain – Islamic fundamentalism and the growth of extreme right groups – both of which pose barriers to the maintenance of a cohesive and stable society. The book presents new empirical research on the causes of these two ‘new’ extremisms and the appropriate responses by both the state and civil society.



Introduction: The 'New' Extremism / Roger Eatwell and Matthew J. Goodwin -- 1. Religious extremism in Britain and British Muslims: threatened citizenship and the role of religion / Maria Sobolewska -- 2. Mobilization, recruitment, violence and the street: radical violent takfiri Islamism in early 21st Century Britain / Jonathan Githens-Mazer -- 3. Faith and state: British policy responses to 'Islamist' extremism / Erik Bleich -- 4. Policing the 'new extremism' in 21st Century Britain / Frank Gregory -- 5. Policing within a counter-terrorism context post 7/7: the importance of partnership, dialogue and support when engaging with Muslim communities / Basia Spalek and Robert Lambert -- 6. Preventing violent extremism: why local context matters / Vivien Lowndes and Leila Thorpe -- 7. Who might vote for the BNP? Survey evidence on the electoral potential of the extreme right in Britain / Robert Ford -- 8. In search of the winning formula: Nick Griffin and the 'modernization' of the British National Party / Matthew J. Goodwin -- 9. Who votes extreme right in twenty-first century Britain? The social bases of support for the National Front and British National Party / Matthew J. Goodwin and others --10. Responses to the Extreme Right in Britain / Roger Eatwell -- Conclusion / Roger Eatwell and Matthew J. Goodwin.


Routledge studies in extremism and democracy.


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