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radical's journey

The Radical's Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back

Arie W Kruglanski, David Webber, and Daniel Koehler

This volume offers a crucial examination of right-wing extremism, supported by detailed empirical analyses of right-wing militants' experiences within and outside their organizations. The authors delve into the motivations that prompt initial membership in extreme groups, the elements that make membership appealing, and the factors that ultimately cause members to leave. Interpreting the present empirical data within their psychological theory of radicalization, the authors determine the commonalities and differences between instances of radicalization and derive policy-relevant implications to combat right-wing extremism. In a turbulent global environment where this strain of extremist ideology has gained more mainstream popularity, this book is a critical and timely addition to scholarship on radicalization by leading experts in the field.

Praise for The Radical's Journey

“An important volume for policymakers and practitioners. Based semi-structured interviews with 43 former German right-wing extremists this book offers comprehensive insight in the three phases of radicalization, extremist activities, and the disengagement of German right-wing extremists. In terms of Kruglanski’s 3N theory we are given an in-depth psychological analysis of the extremist’s journey into extremism and back to mainstream society."

—  Preben Bertelsen, Professor of Societal and Personality Psychology, Aarhus University

Book Events

Right Wing Extremism In Europe: Case Studies from Germany – 20 April 2020

Recorded Briefing for the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, April 20, 2020

Link to recording here.


Arie W. Kruglanski and David Webber - The Radical's Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back — in conversation with Dan Raviv

Book Store Event at Politics and Prose, February 16, 2020

Link to description here.

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