Beyond the ‘Lone Wolf’: lone actor terrorism and the far right in Europe

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    Abstract

    Key issue: are current concepts for understanding self-directed types of violence coming from far right cultures more helpful or more of a hindrance to understanding this phenomenon? ‘Lone Wolf’: a problematic term, and often steeped in media clichés. The research into this area to date draws out a crucial point: there is no clearly discernible ‘profile’ of a far right lone actor terrorist. Lone actors have varying levels of ‘alone-ness’, and the focus on ‘lone’ can be problematic.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2017
    EventThe Radicalisation of Far Right Movements in Europe - Ankara, Turkey
    Duration: 24 May 2017 → …

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    WorkshopThe Radicalisation of Far Right Movements in Europe
    Period24/05/17 → …

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    Keywords

    • Far right
    • lone actor
    • terrorism
    • neo-Nazi

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    Jackson, P. (2017). Beyond the ‘Lone Wolf’: lone actor terrorism and the far right in Europe. Paper presented at The Radicalisation of Far Right Movements in Europe, .
    Jackson, Paul. / Beyond the ‘Lone Wolf’: lone actor terrorism and the far right in Europe. Paper presented at The Radicalisation of Far Right Movements in Europe, .
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