Right-Wing Extremism in Canada

  • Barbara Perry
  • Ryan Scrivens

Part of the Palgrave Hate Studies book series (PAHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Barbara Perry, Ryan Scrivens
    Pages 1-22
  3. Barbara Perry, Ryan Scrivens
    Pages 23-57
  4. Barbara Perry, Ryan Scrivens
    Pages 89-119
  5. Barbara Perry, Ryan Scrivens
    Pages 121-141
  6. Barbara Perry, Ryan Scrivens
    Pages 143-172
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-277

About this book


This book comprehensively examines right-wing extremism (RWE) in Canada, discussing the lengthy history of violence and distribution, ideological bases, actions, organizational capacity and connectivity of these extremist groups. It explores the current landscape, the factors that give rise to and minimise these extremist groups, strategies for countering these groups, and the emergence of the ‘Alt-Right’. It draws on interviews with law enforcement officials, community activists, and current and former right-wing activists to inform and offer practical advice, paired with analyses of open source intelligence on the state of the RWE movement in Canada. The historical and contemporary contours of right-wing extremism in Canada are situated within the social, political, and cultural landscape that has shaped the movement. It will be of particular interest to students and researchers of criminology, sociology, social justice, terrorism and political violence.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Barbara Perry
    • 1
  • Ryan Scrivens
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Social Science and HumanitiesUniversity of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOshawaCanada
  2. 2.School of Criminal JusticeMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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