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The Far-Right in Contemporary Australia

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides an academic overview on key facets and manifestations of the far-right in Australia

  • Reflects the complexity of right-wing extremism, ranging from the ‘values’ populist party voters, the role of far-right groups in anti-mosque protests, online messaging to rhetoric of radical right movements

  • Explores the issue of far-right activism on the micro and macro level, with both qualitative and quantitative research methods

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About this book

This book is the first to elaborate on radical and extreme right movements in contemporary Australia. It brings together leading scholars to present cutting edge research on various facets and manifestations of Australia’s diverse far-right, which has gained unprecedented public presence and visibility since the mid-2010s. 

The thematic breadth of the chapters in this volume reflects the complexity of the far-right in Australia, ranging from the attitudes of far-right populist party voters and the role of far-right groups in anti-mosque protests, to online messaging and rhetoric of radical and extreme right-wing movements. The contributions are theoretically grounded and come from a range of disciplines, including media and cultural studies, sociology, politics, and urban studies, exploring issue of far-right activism on the micro and macro level, with both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Mario Peucker (PhD) is a research fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities at Victoria University (Melbourne). He has undertaken multi-method research and published extensively in the areas of far-right extremism, Muslim community activism and active citizenship since 2003, both in Europe and Australia. 

Debra Smith (PhD) is a Senior Industry Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities at Victoria University. Her research focuses on questions of violent political extremism, social conflict and social change, with a particular interest in the role of emotion within violent extremism beliefs and action. 

Keywords

  • Australian Far-Right
  • One Nation in Australia
  • Transnationalising the Anti-Public Sphere in Australia
  • Australian anti-publics and online media
  • Extremist Rhetoric in Australia
  • Women and gender in the Australian far-right
  • Patriotic Disruption in Australia
  • Islamophobia in Australia
  • Right-wing extremism and radicalism in Australia
  • Far-right populist party in Australia
  • Radical right movements in Australia
  • terrorism

Reviews

“Tragically timely, this must-read volume introduces the range of anti-Islamic, cultural supremacy, and racist movements in Australia. Essential for understanding the threat of far-right extremism and developing strategies to combat it.” (Professor Kathleen Blee, University of Pittsburgh, USA)

“A good empirical grasp of the far-right in Australia is crucial, and the authors of this book can only be congratulated for contributing to this important task.” (Professor Ghassan Hage, University of Melbourne, Australia)

“The authors in this collection do more than observe, they are in the thick of responding to the far-right … The book provides robust insights for much needed reflections on the far-right in Australia.” (Professor Kevin Dunn, Western Sydney University, Australia)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

    Mario Peucker, Debra Smith

About the editors

Mario Peucker (PhD) is a research fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities at Victoria University (Melbourne). He has undertaken multi-method research and published extensively in the areas of far-right extremism, Muslim community activism and active citizenship since 2003, both in Europe and Australia. 

Debra Smith (PhD) is a Senior Industry Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities at Victoria University. Her research focuses on questions of violent political extremism, social conflict and social change, with a particular interest in the role of emotion within violent extremism beliefs and action. 


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Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-13-8351-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)