Lone Wolves

The New Terrorism of Right-Wing Single Actors

  • Florian Hartleb

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Florian Hartleb
    Pages 29-61
  3. Florian Hartleb
    Pages 149-171
  4. Florian Hartleb
    Pages 173-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-186

About this book


As the attacks in Norway, Munich and most recently Christchurch have shown: a new threat is now shaking liberal Western societies. Radicalized right-wing extremists – so-called lone wolves – are engaging in individually planned terror attacks.

Written by an expert on terrorism and populism, this book highlights the dynamics of this new breed of terrorism. By providing in-depth insights into the biographies of individual perpetrators, it illustrates the changing profile of the typical lone terrorist. This new kind of terrorist engages in violence without being a member of a party or organization, yet is radicalized by a global right-wing subculture that communicates in virtual networks. This startling and well-written book reveals the ideological roots of lone wolf terrorism and urges governments and civil society to take the threat seriously and implement suitable countermeasures.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Florian Hartleb
    • 1
  1. 1.Hanse AdviceTallinnEstonia

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