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Right Response: Right Wing Extremism in Canada

The project

Objectives

  • Identify right-wing hate groups that plan, engage in or incite violence.
  • Assess the frequency, nature and severity of the violence.
  • Identify factors external (e.g. presence and strength of perceived threat and/or target group) and internal (e.g. intensity of rhetoric, organizational capacity) to the groups that are most likely to give rise to violence.

Methodologies/Source

  • website analysis
  • Judicial records
  • terrorism databases
  • media scan
  • interviews with law enforcement and intelligence communities
  • interviews with community activists
  • interviews with hate group activists

Principal Investigator

BARBARA PERRY, PhD

Professor
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
barbara.perry@uoit.ca

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