Proscribing National Action: considering the impact of banning the British far-right group

Chris Allen

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    3 Citations (Scopus)
    4559 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    In December 2016, the British Government banned National Action for being an extremist organisation. It was the first time in British history that membership of a far-right group was outlawed. While so, little is known about the group. This article responds to this lack of knowledge by setting out the origins of National Action and its leaders, its preference for a traditionalist Nazi ideology, and its penchant for stunts and demonstrations to gain media attention and publicity. The article concludes by considering whether proscription was rather more symbolic than serious.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalThe Political Quarterly
    Early online date10 Apr 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Apr 2017

    Keywords

    • National Action
    • far-right
    • neo-Nazis
    • proscription
    • banning

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Proscribing National Action: considering the impact of banning the British far-right group'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this