The Standing Group provides a platform and infrastructure to the broad range of scholars working on various aspects of ‘extremism and democracy’ around the world. This includes topics such as political violence, religious fundamentalism, parties of the radical left and right, populism, fascism, and so forth. The Standing Group is academically neutral and provides a meeting ground for scholars from various theoretical persuasions and disciplines, although our main focus is on the political aspects of extremism. We particularly welcome scholars who work in a comparative spirit and who focus on the (inter-)relation between extremism and democracy.

The Standing Group is run by a team of three chairs who are responsible for the coordination of the group’s activities, its website, and the publication of the Standing Group’s newsletter, e-Extreme.

Caterina Froio (Sciences Po)
Andrea L. P. Pirro (Scuola Normale Superiore)
Stijn van Kessel (Queen Mary University of London)

e-Extreme book review editor
Patricia Rodi (Queen Mary University of London)