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Lone Wolves

The New Terrorism of Right-Wing Single Actors

Authors: Hartleb, Florian

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  • Highlights the dynamics and ideological roots of lone wolf terrorism
  • Written in clear and straightforward language for the politically interested reader
  • Discusses suitable countermeasures to prevent future terror attacks
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As the attacks in Norway, Munich and most recently Christchurch have shown: a new threat is now shaking liberal Western societies. Radicalized right-wing extremists – so-called lone wolves – are engaging in individually planned terror attacks.

Written by an expert on terrorism and populism, this book highlights the dynamics of this new breed of terrorism. By providing in-depth insights into the biographies of individual perpetrators, it illustrates the changing profile of the typical lone terrorist. This new kind of terrorist engages in violence without being a member of a party or organization, yet is radicalized by a global right-wing subculture that communicates in virtual networks. This startling and well-written book reveals the ideological roots of lone wolf terrorism and urges governments and civil society to take the threat seriously and implement suitable countermeasures.

About the authors

Florian Hartleb is Managing Director of Hanse Advice in Tallinn (Estonia), a political consultancy. He lectures at German universities such as the Catholic University Eichstätt and the University for Police of Saxony-Anhalt. He was appointed as an official investigator of the City of Munich following the terror attacks of 22ndJuly 2016. He has published various books including a Springer book on political populism in 2004, and is an internationally recognized keynote speaker.

Reviews

“This is a book well worth reading as it opens new research directions not only regarding the question of ‘what makes a lone wolf terrorist’ but also how the milieus that propagate them may be countered.” (José Pedro Zúquete, Perspectives on Terrorism, Vol. 14 (3), 2020)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Right-Wing Terrorism. Still an Underestimated Threat

    Pages 1-27

    Hartleb, Florian

  • What Is a “Lone Wolf”?

    Pages 29-61

    Hartleb, Dr. Florian

  • Offenders and Terrorism. Ideology, Motives, Objectives

    Pages 63-122

    Hartleb, Florian

  • Radicalisation in Our Midst and in Virtual Rooms and Spaces

    Pages 123-148

    Hartleb, Dr. Florian

  • Counter-Strategies and Prevention

    Pages 149-171

    Hartleb, Dr. Florian

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-36153-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-36152-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lone Wolves
Book Subtitle
The New Terrorism of Right-Wing Single Actors
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36153-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36153-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-36152-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 186
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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