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Lecture ‘The Far Right Today: Radical or Extreme?’ by Sarah de Lange 7 December

Datum evenement: 7 December 2023
Locatie: Hybrid: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Zoom

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Practical details and registration:
Time: 15:30 PM CET
Registration: To register (and receive the zoom link) send an email to extremebeliefs.fgw@vu.nl

Lecture by Sarah de Lange, 7 December 2023.

The Far Right Today: Radical or Extreme?

The success of far-right parties has steadily increased since the 1980s. Some scholars have argued that moderation has been a key component of the rising support for these parties, pointing for example to their cultural or liberal opposition to immigration. However, in recent years some of these parties have adopted more radical stances on a range of issues, embracing for example the great replacement theory. In this presentation, Sarah de Lange discusses patterns of radicalization amongst the far right, as well as the slowly disappearing distinction between the parliamentary radical right and the extraparliamentary extreme right and examines the conditions under which radicalization of the far right takes place, and whether it hurt the far right electorally.