Resisting the Right: Countering Right-Wing Extremism in Canada

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


Recent world events seem to have motivated renewed activity among and public attention to right-wing extremism (RWE), not only within a global context but in Canada as well. Our findings suggest that the foundations of RWE are complex and multifaceted, grounded in both individual and social conditions. This suggests that, so too must counter-extremist initiatives be multidimensional, building on the strengths and expertise of diverse sectors: law enforcement certainly, but also education, social services, public health, youth workers and victim service providers to name a few. In this chapter, we suggest strategies intended to directly exploit the strengths and weaknesses inherent in RWE groups and their environments in order to disrupt the growth and sustainability of those groups.


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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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