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Right-Wing Extremism in Canada


Part of the Palgrave Hate Studies book series (PAHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Barbara Perry, Ryan Scrivens
    Pages 1-22
  3. Barbara Perry, Ryan Scrivens
    Pages 23-57
  4. Barbara Perry, Ryan Scrivens
    Pages 89-119
  5. Barbara Perry, Ryan Scrivens
    Pages 121-141
  6. Barbara Perry, Ryan Scrivens
    Pages 143-172
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-277

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social Science and HumanitiesUniversity of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOshawaCanada
  2. 2.School of Criminal JusticeMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

About the authors

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

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