Is More Violent Better? The Impact of Group Participation in Violence on Group Longevity for Far-Right Extremist Groups
Recent research has begun to explore the causes of organizational death for domestic far-right extremist groups. An important aspect that has not been examined is whether or not a group's participation in violence influences its longevity. This study addresses this gap in the literature by examining over 400 domestic far-right extremist groups that persisted for varying lengths of time to determine whether or not group participation in violence influences their longevity. Additionally, this study also examines whether a variety of external (environmental) and internal correlates influence the longevity of violent and nonviolent groups differently.
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Suttmoeller, Michael J., Steven M. Chermak, and Joshua D. Freilich. "Is more violent better? The impact of group participation in violence on group longevity for far-right extremist groups." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 41, no. 5 (2018): 365-387.