Selected contributions to coming blog-focus (series of articles on a specific topic on this blog) will be published as books. This is not only done to ensure that the works can be cited in a scientific context and to enable the publication of contributions of high quality without the lengthy process of peer reviews. The goal of this series of e-books is also to augment classic publication formats such as books or journal articles and to offer social scientific knowledge to an interested public in an easily accessible manner.
Trouble on the Far Right. Contemporary Right-Wing Strategies and Practices in Europe
Edited by Maik Fielitz and Laura Lotte Laloire
In Europe, the far right is gaining momentum on the streets and in parliaments. By taking a close look at contemporary practices and strategies of far-right actors, the present volume explores this right-ward shift of European publics and politics. It assembles analyses of changing mobilization patterns and their effects on the local, national and transnational level. International experts, among them Tamir Bar-On, Liz Fekete, Matthew Kott, and Graham Macklin, scrutinize new forms of coalition building, mainstreaming and transnationalization tendencies as aspects of diversified far-right politics in Europe. [Buy]
Kalifat des Terrors. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf den Islamischen Staat (Caliphate of Terror. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Islamic State)
Edited by Janusz Biene and Martin SchmetzUndoubtedly, the jihadist organization that calls itself “Islamic State” is currently the avant-garde of the global jihadist movement. Due to its claim to have re-build a caliphate, its battle with Al Qaeda and its gruesome violence committed against civilians as well as combatants alike, it dominates public, political and academic discourses for months now. But what do we really know about IS aka Daesh? In the face of increasing numbers of foreign fighters striving to fight for IS in Syria and Iraq, the radicalization of European youths as well as the emergence of anti-muslim movements in several European countries, it seems we lack knowledge of and strategies to tackle the threat jihadism in general and IS in particular pose. The German-English book “Kalifat des Terrors. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf den Islamischen Staat” aims at illuminating blind spots of and qualifying arguments in the discouses of the phenomenon Islamic State.
The articles are published in English and German. Download: [PDF] [Buy]