Major

Political Science

Number of Credits

2

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

This paper explores the recent rise in radical right-wing extremist groups in the United States, specifically focusing on what has caused the recent rise in violence and if the rise in groups correlates directly with the rise in radical right-wing extremist attacks. Possible causes of the rise addressed in the following paper include the effect of the President of the United States, the fear of big government, the effects of economic hardships and social changes. All of these causes are discussed in conjunction with one another, demonstrating that all the causes work to create the recent rise in radical right.

Research Sponsor

Ronald Gelleny

First Reader

David B. Cohen

Second Reader

Terrence O'Sullivan

Honors Faculty Advisor

Ronald Gelleny

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