The Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy 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 Steering Committee of three members who are responsible for the coordination of the group’s activities.