The Rise and Propagation of Political Right-Wing Extremism: The Identification and Assessment of Common Sovereign Economic and Socio-Demographic Determinants

56 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2010  

Mathias O. Royce

Swiss Management Center (SMC) University

Date Written: August 5, 2010

Abstract

To what extent are surges of political right-wing populism in modern democracies linked to macro-economic and socio-demographic factors? This comparative study aims to verify that the occurrence of specific patterns reflected in unanimous key economic denominators amongst selected free-market economies as well as selected socio-demographic factors prevalent in society, effectively lead to the inception and upsurge of democratically-endorsed right-wing extremism. Moreover, the objective is to highlight and conclude possible correlations between the upsurge of Australian radical and militant right-wing extremism of the 1980s, and equivalent political and civil movements in Germany, Austria and Hungary in subsequent decades.

Keywords: Extremism, Australia, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Comparative Politics

JEL Classification: J71, J78, N47, O18, P41, P44, P51

Suggested Citation

Royce, Mathias O., The Rise and Propagation of Political Right-Wing Extremism: The Identification and Assessment of Common Sovereign Economic and Socio-Demographic Determinants (August 5, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1701742 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1701742

Mathias O. Royce (Contact Author)

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