Research Group for the Study of Extremism & Democracy
In 1999, Roger Eatwell (Bath University, UK) and Cas Mudde (University of Edinburgh, UK) founded the Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy, which is functioning within the framework of the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research). Our main aim is to provide a framework for scholars working within the broad field of 'extremism' and 'democracy', integrating colleagues working on different forms of extremism/ fundamentalism/radicalism/populism (right, left, religious, environmental, etc.) as well as on different areas (most notably the advanced industrial and the post-communist states). So far, already more than 180 scholars from some 30 different countries joined our group. Membership is largely passive, i.e. receiving regular information through our electronic newsletter, but can include various actions (providing info, reviewing books for the newsletter, etc.).
All those interested in our project are invited to join our group, which is open to all people involved in research within the field (obviously including PhD-students). Please do not stumble over the term "Extremism"; we take this term in the broadest possible way and include also scholars working on "radicalism", "populism", or "fundamentalism". If you want more information, please visit our webpage. Should you want to join our group, please send an email including some information about your job affiliation, address, and research interests (see the members-section of the webpage for examples).
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