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Global Analysis: The Far-Right Today

  • Poland

    November 11, 2019 by

    Poland’s unique geopolitical climate and domestic factors make for an interesting case of far-right momentum.  Poland’s Freedom and Justice Party, or the PiS, currently dominates the country’s political life, having received 8 million votes in 2019- an increase of 40% from its share in 2015.[1] The PiS has taken several steps toward a less democratic… Read more

  • Australia

    November 11, 2019 by

    Far Right Parties:  Far-rights groups have been operating in Australia since the 1920s and were at that time primarily based around anti-communism and anti-Semitism. Since the 1990s and more recently, a large number of extreme-right groups have emerged in Australia. The first thing to notice is that the far-right in Australia is not characterized by… Read more

  • Germany

    November 11, 2019 by

    1: What far-right parties are active? What defines them as far-right/fascist/radical right? The far-right in Germany is not limited to “fringe” or informal groups, there are two legitimate political parties, the Alternativ für Detschland (AfD) and the Nationaldemokratische Partei (NPD), that have representatives at the local, state, and national levels. The AfD is fairly new… Read more

  • Canada

    November 11, 2019 by

    In recent times, Canada has championed liberal policies like universal health care, legalization of same-sex marriage, carbon pricing, multiculturalism, legalization of cannabis, reproductive choice etc. attributed to the dominance of liberal politics in Canada. In the October 2019 election, Trudeau’s Liberal Party was able to barely hang on to a majority (despite Trudeau’s blackface controversy)… Read more

  • Israel

    November 11, 2019 by

    Introduction When looking at the Israeli far right we can see the impact of the way in which it was created on their future and modern far right attitude. The spread of far-right politics in Israel is so vast that it seems forever embedded in the system, especially when the left side of the spectrum… Read more

  • Brazil

    November 11, 2019 by

    Throughout much of the world, once-discredited far-right ideologies have seen a recent upswell in support. Nowhere is this political shift more evident than in Brazil, whose far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has come into power despite his extreme rhetoric and connection to police militia groups connected to a variety of criminal offenses and terror attacks like… Read more

  • The United States

    November 8, 2019 by

    The alternative right (alt-right) is an active far-right group operating in America. It is not so much a party since it lacks formal organization. However, it serves as a political medium for those who share far-right beliefs (including but not limited to white-supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, extreme nationalism, Islamophobia, etc.). The closest form of organization is… Read more

  • South Africa

    November 7, 2019 by

    The majority of South Africa’s history since 1945 involves Afrikaner Nationalists and Apartheid. Inspired by the Nazi’s, several far-right Afrikaner groups were founded in South Africa and gained strengh during the early years of the war. In 1948, the National Party took power after uniting the Afrikaner far-right under one party. Groups like the AWB… Read more

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