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VOL. VIII, Issue 5

German Right-Wing Terrorism in Historical Perspective. A First Quantitative Overviewof the ‘Database on Terrorism in Germany (Right-Wing Extremism)’ – DTGrwx’ Project.

This article presents a first quantitative overview of the findings of a private research project, which is running since 2011. The project aims at establishing a comprehensive database of German right-wing terrorist actors (groups, individuals) since the Second World War. It assembles data on incidents in order to gather as much information as possible about respective tactics, strategies, target groups, biographical backgrounds, connections and ideological legitimizations. As a first report and analysis, this article provides a quantitative analysis of right-wing terrorism in Germany, based on data relating to average group size, main target groups, length of existence and main tactics.

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