Researching Right-Wing Reality

A Transnational Collaboration Resource

Around the world scholars, researchers, and journalists exchange information and ideas about how right-wing political and social movements refine their ideologies, goals, frames, narratives, strategies, tactics, projects, and activities.
This page exists to help facilitate the process.

As the website expands, it will include different sections on the:

Electoral/Legislative Conservatism
Dissident/Populist Right
Insurgent/Revolutionary Right

Archival Collections Page

Visit Our Timeline Collection
Under Development

Conference Listings at the
ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy

Academic Centers & Groups

ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy
Focus on Europe
Many scholars in the United States are members and they have a newsletter

Center for the Study of Democracy
Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Law, University of Liège, Belgium
Focus on Europe & United States

The Radicalism and New Media Research Group
University of Northampton’s School of Social Sciences
Focus on Europe

Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies

Focus on United States
Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies is housed at the University of California at Berkeley
Resources Page:  http://crws.berkeley.edu/resources

The Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley maintains the Sara Diamond Collection on the U.S. Right

Marquette University

Has a large collection of FBI files released under the federal Freedom of Information Act and other sources, and it is about to grow with a major donation of files. This includes a large collection on the John Birch Society. More information is forthcoming.


Watchdog Groups & Sites

Focus on

ALEC Exposed

  • A large and frequently updated collection of resources on the American Legislative Exchange Council, (ALEC), but also broader right-wing power structure research.
  • At the bottom of the page is a list of major reports on ALEC from other groups.


Chip Berlet's Resource Materials

Ethnoviolence and Terrorism in the United States: resource pages

Tea Party Movement

Topical Bibliographies

Finding Aids & Headings

Building a Database to Track the Right

Filing and Tagging Protocols for Physical Collections

Taxonomy for Tagging & Keywords

Searching Hints:

  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Brandeis University (Hall-Hoag Collection)
  • Brown University (Hall-Hoag Collection, John Birch Society)
  • Center for New Community
  • Christian Right (Berkeley, Tufts, Brown)
  • Coalition for Human Dignity
  • Diamond, Sara (Books by)
  • Freedom Writer (Institute for First Amendment Studies, Skipp Porteous, Barbara Simon)
  • Group Research (Gordon Hall, Grace Hoag)
  • Group Research Report (Gordon Hall, Grace Hoag)
  • Hall, Gordon (Group Research/Report)
  • Hoag, Grace (Group Research/Report)
  • InFact (George Seldes) Archived at University of Pennsyvania
  • Institute for First Amendment Studies (Freedom Writer, Skipp Porteous, Barbara Simon)
  • John Birch Society (Brown University)
  • Michigan State University: Ku Klux Klan and some racist right serials.
  • Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment
  • Porteous, Skipp (Institute for First Amendment Studies, Freedom Writer)
  • Project Tocsin
  • Seldes, George {Books: 4 Sale - WorldCat} [Online: Site1Site2]
  • Simon, Barbara (Institute for First Amendment Studies, Freedom Writer)
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (Intelligence Report)
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of Michigan - Labadie Collection





From the Right

Exploring Right-Wing Serials

What Mussolini Really Said about Fascism & the Corporate State

Speakers/Experts Bureaus:

Featured Research Center
Berkeley Center for
Right-Wing Studies

Featured Social Movement Organization

Spirit House Project uses the arts, research, education, action, and spirituality to bring diverse peoples together to work for racial, economic, and social justice, as well as for spiritual maturity.

Featured Physical Archives

Marquette University has acquired a large collection of FBI files on US right-wing organizations and individuals. The files were released under the federal Freedom of Information Act to researcher Ernie Lazar. The Lazar Collection is also ONLINE!

Emory University: Neighbor's Network (Atlanta, Ga.) 1987-1998)

Featured Multimedia

Anti-Nazi lithograph cartoons by a survivor of the the genocide.

Why this Webpage?

The goal of the website is to provide online linkages to a variety of existing and new transatlantic resources for the study of social movements that seek to expand or restrict access to full democratic human rights for all people. The mission is to illuminate the relationship of hierarchies of race, gender, and class to societal conflicts, especially those involving social movement organizations and their specific ideologies, frames, and narratives.