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National Action: links between the far right, extremism and terrorism

Research by Dr Chris Allen, The Centre for Hate Studies, Department of Criminology, University of Leicester.

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National Action: links between the far right, extremism and terrorism

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In 2016, National Action made history for being the first far-right group to be proscribed in the UK. Investigating the group’s history, ideology and activities, this article considers how its commitment to a ‘pure’ form of nationalism helped it to transition from non-violent to violent extremism.

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Published 19 July 2019
Last updated 25 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Disclaimer added to clarify that the views in the paper do not necessarily represent the views of the UK government.

  2. Document updated to provide clarity on a number of points as explained at the start of the paper.

  3. First published.