University of Gothenburg

Becoming, belonging and leaving – exit processes among young neo-Nazis

The purpose of this study is to contribute new research on recruitment to neo-Nazi and right-wing extremist organisations, movements, and subcultures (hereafter, “right-wing extremism”), with a special emphasis on exit processes. The focus is on analysing how people in Sweden have been recruited to, become members of, and then choose to leave right-wing extremist environments. The study has developed a holistic perspective on people’s stories about paths from entry to exit from right-wing extremist environments.