Right-wing authoritarian and extremist movements are on the march worldwide. This podcast will host some of the globe's leading experts on the radical right to help us understand the development of these extremists. Each episode, hosts and guests bring their specialist insights to break down the critical people, places, organizations, actions, and ideas of the radical right. Produced by the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right
The Local Far Right
Guests Alexander Reid Ross and Anna Duensing join Right Rising to discuss the local manifestations of the far-right. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Alexander and Anna discuss the broad landscape of far-right activism at the local level in the United States and its influence on school boards, vaccination mandates, policing, and state legislatures. Together, Alexander, Anna, and Augusta dive into the history of local far-right organizing and reveal what it can tell us about current activism. What - we ask - can concerned observers can do to combat this influx of far-right activity in their local communities?
Special Guests: Alexander Reid Ross and Anna Duensing.
New Book Spotlight - Routledge Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness
Guests Shona Hunter, Christi van der Westhuizen, and Ashley Mattheis join Right Rising to discuss their new edited volume Routledge Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness, which seeks to understand whiteness as a manifestation of power. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Shona, Christi, and Ashley explore everything from TradWives to international conspiracies to volksmoeders, to understand how whiteness operates in a global perspective. Shona, Christi, and Ashley conclude with a discussion on how these radical right movements - and their shared emphasis on whiteness - interlock throughout the United States, Britain, and South Africa.
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Show correct: Whitespaces formed in 2009, not 2019.
Special Guests: Ashley Mattheis, Christi van der Westhuizen, and Shona Hunter.
A Field Guide to White Supremacy
Guest Kathleen Belew joins Right Rising on the anniversary of January 6 to discuss her new co-edited book, A Field Guide to White Supremacy - the definitive guide for understanding and opposing white supremacy in America. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Kathleen puts January 6 in a larger historical perspective, examines various iterations of white supremacy in the United States, and recounts how white supremacist ideas move from the fringe into the mainstream. Kathleen concludes with some recommendations for how everyday observers concerned about the far-right can help stem the tide of this movement in the United States.
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Special Guest: Kathleen Belew.
Understanding the Alt-Right
Beatriz Buarque joins Right Rising to discuss her latest research findings on the Alt-Right. Along with Host Dr. James F. Downes, Beatriz breaks down how to define the Alt-Right as an ideology and the Alt-Right's use of conspiracy theories such as The Great Replacement, The Deep State and Cultural Marxism. Beatriz also introduces listeners to her unique concept of the Alt-Right multitude alongside conspiratorial regimes of truth.
Special Guest: Beatriz Buarque.
Gender in Policymaking - Combating the Far Right
Guests Jessica White and Claudia Wallner join Right Rising to discuss the unique role gender plays in policymaking and why gender is so essential when policymakers combat the far-right. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Jessica and Claudia break down how gender looks different in far-right movements across the globe and the particular role misogyny plays in extremist activities. Jessica and Claudia conclude with some recommendations on including a full spectrum of gender-based considerations as security professionals develop policy interventions.
Special Guests: Claudia Wallner and Jessica White.
White Evangelicals and the Radical Right
Guest Sophie Bjork-James join Right Rising to discuss the unique relationship between white evangelicals and radical right politics. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Sophie breaks down how evangelical activism against abortion, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial integration intersect in the current American political environment. Sophie explains how growing numbers of Black and Latinx evangelicals could change the trajectory of evangelicalism in the United States.
Special Guest: Sophie Bjork-James.
Not that great. A little too progressive for me. I don’t mind viewpoints but when it’s taken too far (left or right) it gets distracting and hard to hear the real story. Wish it was better.