The Radical Right

Biopsychosocial Roots and International Variations

Authors: Wahl, Klaus

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  • Puts forward a new biopsychosociological model to explain the conditions and causes that trigger the phenomena of the radical right
    Combines classical sociological and political science theories of the radical right with individual level, psychological causes 
    Addresses the radical right as a challenge to societies  at large, and presents an extensive typology of the far right phenomenon

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This book analyses the rise in xenophobia, racism, and radical right political parties, movements, and violent groups over recent years.

The author provides a summary of the current state of international and interdisciplinary research on the multilevel explanations of right-wing radical thought, comparing similarities and differences across Europe and the United States. By integrating findings from psychology, history, social and life sciences, he proposes a biopsychosociological model of the conditions, causes, catalysts, and triggers of phenomena of the radical right across the world. Following a ‘demand’ and ‘supply’ analysis, Wahl explores the interaction of evolutionary emotional mechanisms and socialization processes with various environmental conditions, and consequent manifestations of radical right groups, to identify strategies to slow down the rise and effects of the radical right.


About the authors

Klaus Wahl is Head of Psychosocial Analyses and Prevention – Information System (PAPIS) and has been Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Radical Right: More than a Topic of Political Science

    Pages 1-20

    Wahl, Klaus

  • Fear, Hate, and Hope: A Biopsychosociological Model of the Radical Right

    Pages 21-60

    Wahl, Klaus

  • Psychological and Biological Factors: From Personality Back to Evolution

    Pages 61-110

    Wahl, Klaus

  • Sociological and Historical Factors: From the Present Society Back to History

    Pages 111-166

    Wahl, Klaus

  • The Radical Right in Europe: Variations of a Socio-political Phenomenon

    Pages 167-219

    Wahl, Klaus

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Radical Right
Book Subtitle
Biopsychosocial Roots and International Variations
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25131-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25131-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25130-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 379
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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