Gender and Far Right Politics in Europe

  • Michaela Köttig
  • Renate Bitzan
  • Andrea Petö

Part of the Gender and Politics book series (GAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Michaela Köttig, Alice Blum
    Pages 1-10
  3. Country Reports

  4. Comparative Perspectives in Europe and the US

  5. Media Discourse on Gender

  6. Discourses on the Issues Antifeminism and Masculinity

  7. Counter Strategies

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 377-386

About this book


This book is a systematic consideration of the link between the extreme right and the discourse about developments in regard to gender issues within different national states. The contributors analyze right-wing extremist tendencies in Europe under the specific perspective on gender. The volume brings together the few existing findings concerning the quantitative dimension of activities carried out by men and women in different countries, and illuminates and juxtaposes gender ratios along with the role of women in right-wing extremism. Along with the gender-specific access to right-wing groups, the chapters look at networks, organizational forms, specific strategies of female right-wing extremists, their ideologies (especially regarding femininity and masculinity), hetero normativity, discourses on sexuality, and preventive and counter-strategies. The book will be of use to students and scholars interested in gender and politics, European politics, and political extremism.



Right-wing extremism extreme right Germany France Hungary Austria Sweden Spain Finland Great Britain Greece USA Poland media discourse antifeminism anti-gender movement gender stereotypes masculinities social work / youth work nationalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Michaela Köttig
    • 1
  • Renate Bitzan
    • 2
  • Andrea Petö
    • 3
  1. 1.Frankfurt University of Applied SciencesFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.Technische Hochschule NurembergNurembergGermany
  3. 3.Central European UniversityBudapestHungary

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