Strategies of contention. Right-wing extremism and 'counter-state terror' as a threat for western democracies

This is the fourth article in our series Trouble on the­ Far-Right.
Terror from the extreme right has again gained a wider public attention in 2011 with the devastating attacks carried out by Anders Behring Breivik in N
This is the fourth article in our series Trouble on the­ Far-Right.
Terror from the extreme right has again gained a wider public attention in 2011 with the devastating attacks carried out by Anders Behring Breivik in Norway and the detection of the right-wing terrorist cell called “National Socialist Underground” (NSU), which had committed ten murders, three bombings and a dozen bank robberies during more than a decade of time in Germany. In many Western countries violence motivated by racism, anti-government hate, anti-Semitism or other aspects of right-wing extremism, appears to be a regular part of criminal activities. Hate crime legislation and statistics vary strongly but show that next to high intense terrorist attacks such as 9/11, the attacks in London, Madrid or Paris, right-wing violence and terrorism is the most dangerous politically motivated threat. In the United States for example Perliger (2012) counted 4,420 right-wing terrorist incidents between 1990 and 2012 causing 670 fatalities and 3,053 injuries. In Germany official statistics counted 69 right-wing attacks between 1990 and 2015 causing 75 casualties, while civil society watchdogs count up to 184 deaths. In Russia some experts speak of approximately 450 right-wing motivated killings between 2004 and 2010. Nevertheless, this specific form of political violence remains largely under-researched and misunderstood as non-terroristic. In consequence the threat from the far right is continuously downplayed with severe consequences for victims and the internal security. 
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Author:Daniel Koehler
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-392210
URL:http://www.sicherheitspolitik-blog.de/2016/03/23/strategies-of-contention-right-wing-extremism-and-counter-state-terror-as-a-threat-for-western-democracies/
Parent Title (German):sicherheitspolitik-blog.de
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Report
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2016/03/23
Date of first Publication:2016/03/23
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/04/12
Tag:far right; nsu; right-wing extremism; terrorism; violence
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HeBIS PPN:381146987
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Politikwissenschaft
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