Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Social Work


Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.


Ramcharan, Subhas,




This study attempts to explain the nature of the far right movement in terms debate between Resource Mobilization Theory and New Social Movement Theory. To gain a more comprehensive analysis of the far right movement, it was necessary to combine the interviewing of one organization with content analysis of four other far right organizations' literature. Apart from one organization that was based in the United States, all other groups were Canadian. Although the study was organized to study the far right movement in the Canadian context, it was necessary to include the American organization because the interviewed Canadian Ku Klux Klan sect is affiliated with it. Before an examination of the far right can proceed, it is imperative that two issues, are assessed in relation to it. A study of racism, in terms of how it has thrived socially and politically in its historical and contemporary dimensions, offers the reader an understanding of conditions that have allowed the far right to emerge. As well, an assessment of the history of the far right movement in Canada serves a descriptive function and will help in showing how the wider society, particularly the political and legal spheres, have allowed the far right to emerge and sustain itself. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1997 .T695. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0415. Adviser: Subhas Ramcharan. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1998.