Looking In: Group Dynamics of the Canadian Right-Wing Extremist Movement

  • Barbara PerryEmail author
  • Ryan Scrivens
Part of the Palgrave Hate Studies book series (PAHS)


Despite the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)’s recent concern with the growing threat from right-wing extremists (RWEs) nationwide, we have little contemporary scholarship on the RWE movement in Canada and fewer attempts to systematically analyse their ideologies and activities. Drawing on the three-year study described in Chapter  2, involving interviews with Canadian law enforcement officials, community organizations and right-wing activists, this chapter examines the endogenous factors that facilitate and inhibit the RWE movement in Canada. Findings suggest that strengths and weaknesses of the groups themselves can be exploited as a means of debilitating them.


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Authors and Affiliations

  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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