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Right-Wing Extremism in Canada

Right-Wing Extremism in Canada

by Barbara Perry, Ryan Scrivens

Hardcover(1st ed. 2019)

Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on October 21, 2019


This book comprehensively examines right-wing extremism (RWE) in Canada, discussing the lengthy history of violence and distribution, ideological bases, actions, organizational capacity and connectivity of these extremist groups. It explores the current landscape, the factors that give rise to and minimise these extremist groups, strategies for countering these groups, and the emergence of the ‘Alt-Right’. It draws on interviews with law enforcement officials, community activists, and current and former right-wing activists to inform and offer practical advice, paired with analyses of open source intelligence on the state of the RWE movement in Canada. The historical and contemporary contours of right-wing extremism in Canada are situated within the social, political, and cultural landscape that has shaped the movement. It will be of particular interest to students and researchers of criminology, sociology, social justice, terrorism and political violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030251680
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/21/2019
Series: Palgrave Hate Studies
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 277
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Barbara Perry is Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. She has written extensively on social justice generally, and hate crime specifically. She has published several books spanning both areas, including Diversity, Crime and Justice in Canada, and In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crime. She is also Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism.

Ryan Scrivens is Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, USA. Ryan is also a Research Associate at the International CyberCrime Research Centre at Simon Fraser University, a Visiting Researcher at the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence, and the Associate Editor for Theses of Perspectives on Terrorism. He recently earned his Ph.D. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University

Table of Contents


List of Figures

Chapter 1 Thinking About Right-Wing Extremism

Chapter 2 Tracing the History of Right-Wing Extremism in Canada

Chapter 3 Looking In: Group Dynamics

Chapter 4 Permission to Hate

Chapter 5 Resisting the Right: Countering Right-Wing Extremism in Canada

Chapter 6 Epilogue: The Trump Effect(with Dr. Tanner Mirrlees)


Appendix I Right-Wing Extremist Ideologues, Gurus, and Lone Actors in Canada

Appendix II Incidents Related to Right-Wing Extremists in Canada, 1980-2015

Appendix III Right-Wing Extremist Groups in Canada


What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Right-Wing Extremism in Canada acknowledges a reality far too many have ignored—that far right extremists pose very real threats to Canadian democracy and inclusion. Barbara Perry and Ryan Scrivens’ smart, timely, and nuanced analysis makes clear how far right extremism persists in Canada and its cross-border links to U.S. and global networks. Both accessible and theoretically informed, they illuminate how Canadian right-wing extremists’ work to mainstream their ideas and forge links to state politics” (Robert Futrell, Professor and Chair of Sociology, University of Nevada, USA)