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  • Professor Roger Griffin

    Professor in Modern History

    School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483581

    Email: rdgriffin@brookes.ac.uk

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    Roger Griffin is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's foremost experts on the socio-historical and ideological dynamics of fascism, as well as the relationship to modernity of violence stemming from various forms of political or religious fanaticism, and in particular contemporary terrorism. In particular, his theory of fascism as a revolutionary form of ultranationalism driven by ‘palingenetic’ myth has had a major impact on comparative fascist studies since the mid-1990s. In May 2011 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Leuven in May 2011 in recognition of his services to the comparative study of fascism.

    He began teaching at what was then Oxford Polytechnic over forty-five years ago, and has played an active part in its evolution into Oxford Brookes University what is regularly voted the UK's outstanding New University in the country, working alongside one of the more successful teams of historians in England in terms of the quality of its research output 'per head' according to the RAE/REF of 2001, 2008, and 2014. As an extension and application of his academic research into the social dynamics of Nazi fanaticism under the impact of modernity he has made a number of contributions both within and outside academia to a humanistic understanding of terrorist radicalization and the identification of an original strategy to bring about deradicalization. His theory of 'heroic doubling' is now the basis of a major research project based on multi-agency collaboration which aims to provide a scientific aid to understanding and intervening in the process of radicalization leading to terrorism. Meanwhile his theories of fascism and of fascism's relationship to religion, ultranationalism, totalitarianism, aesthetics and modernism continue to be widely used, particularly in Eastern Europe and have attracted interest as far away as South Korea, China and Japan.

     

    Undergraduate

    Most of Roger Griffin's undergraduate teaching relates to modernism, fascism or the History of Ideas. He leads the following advanced modules:

    3rd year

    • U67882 The Evolution of Fascism in the 20th Century (now taught as one of the modules presented within the 3rd year module Advanced Module in Political thought)

    Second year

    • U67821 A History of Modern Ideas (1600-1925)
    • U67820 The Interwar Crisis of the West  (with Erik Landis)

    He also has lectured and/or taken seminars on

    • U67900 Making History: Theory, Methods and Sources
    • U67503 The Rise of the Modern World
    • U67508 Atlantic Histories

    Postgraduate

    He draws on his major new book on terrorism, Terrorist's Creed in the MA specialist module

    •  P67567 Terrorism in Context

    He also runs the MA dissertation modules 67599 and 68599 which prepare MA students     for writing and submitting their dissertation 

    Modules taught

    Undergraduate

    Most of Roger Griffin's undergraduate teaching relates to modernism, fascism or the History of Ideas. He leads the following advanced modules:

    3rd year

    • U67882 The Evolution of Fascism in the 20th Century (now taught as one of the modules presented within the 3rd year module Advanced Module in Political thought)

    Second year

    • U67821 A History of Modern Ideas (1600-1925)
    • U67820 The Interwar Crisis of the West  (with Erik Landis)

    He also has lectured and/or taken seminars on

    • U67900 Making History: Theory, Methods and Sources
    • U67503 The Rise of the Modern World
    • U67508 Atlantic Histories

    Postgraduate

    He draws on his major new book on terrorism, Terrorist's Creed in the MA specialist module

    •  P67567 Terrorism in Context

    He also runs the MA dissertation modules 67599 and 68599 which prepare MA students     for writing and submitting their dissertation 

    Supervision

    Roger Griffin has supervised and co-supervised several PhDs to completion and welcomes applications for doctoral projects in topics relating to fascism, (political and cultural) modernism, racism, terrorism, and transcultural humanism. He invites inquiries exploring the possibility for doctoral supervision on topics relating to these areas from students anywhere in the world.

    He has acted as external PhD examiner at Oxford University, Birmingham, Bath, Sheffield, Bucharest, Budapest, Paris III, Perpignan, and Granada

    • 5 doctorates supervised or co-supervised to completion
    • 1 currently being supervised

    At present his principal research interests are:

    1. i) the theory of and comparative study of fascism, its adaptation to unique historical situations; and its evolution as it continues to adapt to transformations in the socio-political structures and various threats to democracy or traditional values in modern society; and its relationship to radical right wing populism and to violence inspired by the struggle to achieve the independence of a national homeland, the realization of a utopia, or religious extremism as obstacles to the emergence of a sustainable, humane, global community.
    2. ii) the origins of terrorism in both concrete socio-political circumstances and (at least in some cases) in the malaise of modernity and the quest for preserving/attaining transcendental meaning and the sacred in a secularizing world.

    iii) political (programmatic) modernism in the form of all totalitarian ideologies and its relationship to aesthetic modernism, the dynamics of terrorism, and (transcultural) humanism in the modern age.

    1. iv) transcultural humanism (secular or religious) as a historical and contemporary force, conceived as a 'mirror' of extremism, racism and various forms of social exclusion and the basis for genuine multiculturalism and tolerance (rather than ‘British’ or ‘European’ values)
    2. v) The dynamics of radicalization and the task of deradicalization conceived as a form of reradicalization in the spirit of activist transcultural humanism.

    Increasingly Roger Griffin is concerned with the practical application of his insights into the dynamics of fanatical violence in counter-radicalization and counter-terrorist policies. His theory of 'heroic doubling' was cited in the prosecution case against Anders Breivik and has attracted the attention of international counter-terrorist agencies. Another application (the AVATAR project) is under development, namely the creation on the basis of a large selection of profiles actual terrorists understood through the lens of ‘heroic doubling’, of a prognostic database for use by counter-terrorism forces to help identify potential in collaboration with a major UK expert in the use of IT for security purposes

     

    Research group membership

    network associated with the journal Fascism and its affiliated association COMFAS

    the terrorism research group International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation based in King's College, London

    the centre for the study of totalitarianism and extremism based in Olso University

    Research grants and awards

    Awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Leuven (2011) for sercices to the comparative study of fascism

     

    various grants including British Academy and ESRC grants to write Modernism and Fascism (2008)

    Research projects

    Three major projects at present (Oct 2017):

    1.  Research programme to provide basis for a major mobograph on the historical impact of different concepts and realituies of the self in modern western history (Double trouble: How Alter Egos Alter History (and Can Save Humanity)

    2.  Ongoing work on AVATAR project to create (through collboration with expert in cybersecurity and IT, as well as Kafka) a prognostic database incorporating insights drawn from my work on heroic doubling.

    3. Contribution to the founding and rnning of COMFAS, association for the comparative study of fascism

    Research impact

    Further research dissemination

    In the last 30 years Roger Griffin has given numerous talks at History Association evenings, staff seminars, and sixth-form conferences in Britain. For example, he was interviewed about fascism on Hamburg local radio (Freies Sender Kombinat) and about Bush's use of the term Islamo-Fascism by The New York Times, as well as being consulted about aspects of fascism (e.g. Joerg Haider's death and the rise of the radical right in Austria, the 'new' BNP under Nick Griffin) and populism (e.g. by the Canadian radio station CBC, and by the Pan European Forum organized by Cheuvreux). In the wake of the Anders Breivik attack in Norway he gave various interviews to the media on terrorism, including a talk on the psychological dynamics of Breivik at a public discussion of terrorism held in Oslo in February 2012. In the last 25 years Roger Griffin has given numerous talks at History Association evenings, staff seminars, and sixth-form conferences in Britain. He was interviewed about fascism on Hamburg local radio (Freies Sender Kombinat) and about Bush's use of the term Islamo-Fascism by The New York Times, as well as being consulted about aspects of fascism (e.g. Joerg Haider's death and the rise of the radical right in Austria, the 'new' BNP under Nick Griffin) and populism (e.g. by the Canadian radio station CBC, and by the Pan European Forum organized by Cheuvreux). He is regularly interviewed by the London radio station LBC in connection with terrorist attacks or threats, and in the wake of the Anders Breivik attack in Norway he gave various interviews to the media on terrorism, including a talk on the psychological dynamics of Breivik at a public discussion of terrorism held in Oslo in February 2012.

    His major forum for dissemination of his theories since 1989 is a long series of over 90 national and international talks, workshops and conference papers/keynotes, which have taken him to over 30 different countries world-wide, and particularly to Romania, Hungary, Norway, Spain and Holland, but also the US (Wisconsin, Albuquerque, Baltimore, Minneapolis), Argentina, Seoul, Croatia, Slovakia, and Sweden. He provided the keynote on the need for a new, non-Eurocentric Enlightenment to an international Liberal Arts conference held in Qatar by the University Texas (2017), and has given interviews to the press agencies and magazines based in the US, the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and South Korea.

    He has also given over 60 talks to school history societies or sixth form/A-level students studying politics or history relating to extremism.

    The text book Fascism: An Introduction to Comparative Fascist studies for Polity's Key concepts in Political thought to be published in 2018, and his work for the journal ifascism iand for the new association COMFAS are conceived to act as a major vehicles for the continuing dissemination of the working definition of fascism provided in The Nature of Fascism (1991) which has now achieved a global presence if not hegemony within fascist studies.

    Books

    • Griffin R, Modernismo y fascismo: la sensacion de comienzo bajo Mussolini y Hitler, Akal (2010)
      ISBN: 9788446029724
      Abstract
    • Griffin R, Feldman M (ed), A fascist century : Essays by Roger Griffin, Palgrave Macmillan (2008)
      ISBN: 9780230220898
      Abstract Website
    • Griffin R, Modernism and fascism: the sense of a beginning under Mussolini and Hitler, Palgrave Macmillan (2007)
      ISBN: 9781403987846
      Abstract
    • Griffin R, The nature of fascism, Routledge (1993)
      ISBN: 9780415096614
      Abstract

    Journal articles

    • Griffin R, 'The role of heroic doubling in terrorist radicalisation: a non-psychiatric perspective'
      International review of psychiatry 29 (4) (2017)
      ISSN: 0954-0261 eISSN: 0954-0261
      Abstract Website
    • Griffin R, 'Futures Set in Stone: Architectural Projections of a ‘New Order’ under Inter-War Dictatorships'
      Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies 6 (2) (2017)
      ISSN: 2211-6249 eISSN: 2211-6249
      Abstract
    • Griffin R, 'From Weimar modernism to Nazi modernism? [Contribution to: Intellectual and artistic responses to early fascism : the historians’ perspective]'
      The German Quarterly 90 (3) (2017) pp.360-363
      ISSN: 0016-8831 eISSN: 0016-8831
      Website
    • Griffin, RD, 'Fascism’s Modernist Revolution: A New Paradigm for the Study of Right-wing Dictatorships'
      Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies 5 (2) (2016)
      ISSN: 2211-6249 eISSN: 2211-6249
      Abstract Website
    • Griffin R, 'Decentering Comparative Fascist Studies'
      Fascism 4 (2) (2015) pp.103-118
      ISSN: 2211-6249 eISSN: 2211-6249
      Abstract Website
    • Griffin R, 'Fixing Solutions: Fascist Temporalities as Remediesfor Liquid Modernity'
      Journal of Modern European History 13 (1) (2015) pp.5-23
      ISSN: 1611-8944 eISSN: 1611-8944
      Abstract Website
    • Griffin R, 'Consensus ? Quel consensus ? : perspectives pour une meilleure entente entre spécialistes francophones et anglophones du fascisme'
      Vingtieme Siecle -Paris- Presses de la Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques- 108 (-) (2010) pp.53-69
      ISSN: 0294-1759 eISSN: 0294-1759
      Abstract Website
    • Griffin R, 'Modernity, modernism, and fascism. A "mazeway resynthesis"'
      Modernism/modernity 15 (1) (2008) pp.9-24
      ISSN: 1071-6068 eISSN: 1071-6068
      Abstract Website
    • Griffin R, 'Modernity, Modernism, and Fascism. a Mazeway Resynthesis'
      Modernism-modernity 15 (2008) pp.9-24
      ISSN: eISSN:
    • Griffin R, 'Shattering Crystals: the Role of Dream Time in Extreme Right-wing Political Violence'
      Terrorism and Political Violence 15 (2004) pp.57-95
      ISSN: 0954-6553 eISSN: 0954-6553
      Abstract Website
    • Griffin R, 'From Slime Mould to Rhizome: An Introduction to the Groupuscular Right'
      Patterns of Prejudice 37 (2004) pp.27-50
      ISSN: eISSN:
      Website
    • Griffin R, 'The Incredible Shrinking Ism: the Survival of Fascism in the Post-fascist Era'
      Patterns of Prejudice 36 (2002) pp.3-8
      ISSN: eISSN:
    • Griffin R, 'Party Time - the Temporal Revolution of the Third Reich'
      History Today 49 (1999) pp.43-49
      ISSN: 0018-2753 eISSN: 0018-2753
    • Griffin R, 'Net Gains and Gud Reactions: Patterns of Prejudice in a Neo-fascist Groupuscule'
      Patterns of Prejudice 33 (1999) pp.31-50
      ISSN: eISSN:
    • Griffin R, 'Integration and Identification : Conflicting Aspects of the Human-need for Self-transcendence Within Ideological Communities'
      History of European Ideas 18 (1994) pp.11-23
      ISSN: 0191-6599 eISSN: 0191-6599
      Website
    • Griffin R, 'Revolts Against the Modern World - the Blend of Literary and Historical Fantasy in the Italian New Right'
      Literature and History 11 (1985) pp.101-123
      ISSN: 0306-1973 eISSN: 0306-1973

    Book chapters

    • Griffin R, 'Who Were The Nazis? Thoughts on the Mass Conversion to Nazism after 1929' in Brandal N, Thorsen DE (ed.), Den dannede opprører: Bernt Hagtvet 70 år, Dreyers Forlag Oslo (2016)
      ISBN: 9788282651684
    • Griffin R, 'La Revolución Modernista del Fascismo: Un Nuevo Pradigma para El Estudio de las Dictaduras de Derechas = Fascism’s Modernist Revolution: A New Paradigm for the Study of Right-wing Dictatorships' in Arco Blanco, Miguel Ángel del Cobo Romero, Francisco Hernández Burgos, Claudio (ed.), Fascismo y Modernismo: Política y Cultura en La Europa de Extreguerras, Comares (2016)
      ISBN: 9788490454572 (Spanish)
    • Griffin R, 'The Legitimizing Role of Palingenetic Myth in Ideocracies' in Backes U Kailitz S (ed.), Ideocracies in Comparison: Legitimation - Cooptation - Repression (Extremism and Democracy, Routledge (2015)
      ISBN: 9781138848856
    • Griffin R, 'Terrorism and Modernity' in Law R (ed.), The Routledge History of Terrorism, Routledge (2015)
      ISBN: 9780415535779
    • Griffin R, 'An Unholy Alliance? The converegence between revealed religion and sacralized politics in inter-war Europe' in Nelis J Praet D Morelli A (ed.), Catholicism and Fascism in Europe 1918-1945, Georg Olms Verlag (2015)
      ISBN: 9783487152431
    • Griffin R, 'Fascism' in Claeys G (ed.), Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought, SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2013)
      ISBN: 9780872899100
      Website
    • Griffin R, 'Political modernism and the cultural production of "Personalities of the Right" in inter-war Europe' in In the shadow of Hitler: personalities of the Right in Central and Eastern Europe, I.B.Tauris (2011)
      ISBN: 9781845116972
      Abstract
    • Griffin R, 'Alien Influence: Contextualising the 'Modernised' BNP' in British National Party Contemporary Perspectives, Routledge (2011)
      ISBN: 9780415483841
      Abstract
    • Griffin R, 'The multiplication of man: futurism's technolatry viewed through the lens of modernism' in Futurism and the technological imagination, Rodopi (2009)
      ISBN: 9789042027473
      Abstract
    • Griffin R, 'Introduction: The Evolutions and Convolutions of Political Religion' in The Sacred in Twentieth-Century Politics , Palgrave Macmillan Publishers (2008)
      ISBN: 9780230537743
      Abstract
    • Griffin R, 'The origins of the post war right' in The far right in Europe: an encyclopedia, Greenwood (2008)
      ISBN: 9781846450037
      Abstract
    • Griffin R, 'Exploding the continuum of history: A non-Marxist's Marxist model of fascism's revolutionary dynamics' in A Fascist Century : Essays by Roger Griffin, Palgrave Macmillan (2008)
      ISBN: 9780230220898
      Abstract Website
    • Griffin R, 'Non Angeli, sed Angli: the neo-populist foreign policy of the 'new' BNP' in Europe for the Europeans The Foreign and Security Policy of the Populist Radical Right , Ashgate (2007)
      ISBN: 9780754648512
      Abstract

    Monographs

    • Griffin R, Terrorist's creed: fanatical violence and the human need for meaning , Palgrave Macmillan (2012)
      ISBN: 9780230241299
      Abstract Website

    Conference papers

    • Griffin R, 'Introduction: the Evolutions and Convolutions of Political Religion'
      Sacred in Twentieth-century Politics: Essays in Honour of Professor Stanley G. Payne (2011) pp.1-18
      ISBN: 9780230537743
      Abstract Website

    Reviews

    • Griffin R, review of Historicism and Fascism in Modern Italy, in European History Quarterly 41 (2011) pp.164-166
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of Italian Neofascism: the Strategy of Tension and the Politics of Nonreconciliation, in Patterns of Prejudice 44 (2010) pp.397-400
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    • Griffin R, review of European Aristocracies and the Radical Right, 1918-1939, in English Historical Review 123 (2009) pp.1596-1597
      ISSN: 0013-8266 eISSN: 0013-8266
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of The Oxford Handbook of Fascism, in English Historical Review 124 (2009) pp.1535-1539
      ISSN: 0013-8266 eISSN: 0013-8266
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of Burning Books and Leveling Libraries : Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction, in Terrorism and Political Violence 20 (2) (2008) pp.310-312
      ISSN: 0954-6553 eISSN: 0954-6553
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of The Extreme Right in France: From Petain to Le Pen, in French Studies 62 (2008) pp.374-374
      ISSN: 0016-1128 eISSN: 0016-1128
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of Mussolinis Italy., in Modernism-modernity 14 (2007) pp.171-173
      ISSN: eISSN:
    • Griffin R, review of The Russian Roots of National Socialism: White Emigres and the Making of National Socialism, 917-1945., in Slavonic and East European Review 85 (2007) pp.358-360
      ISSN: 0037-6795 eISSN: 0037-6795
    • Griffin R, review of Mussolinis Intellectuals: Fascist Social and Political Thought., in American Historical Review 110 (2006) pp.1625-1626
      ISSN: 0002-8762 eISSN: 0002-8762
    • Griffin R, review of Donatello Among the Blackshirts: History and Modernity in the Visual Culture of Fascist Italy., in Modernism-modernity 12 (2005) pp.537-539
      ISSN: 1071-6068 eISSN: 1071-6068
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of The Anatomy of Fascism., in American Historical Review 109 (2005) pp.1530-1531
      ISSN: 0002-8762 eISSN: 0002-8762
    • Griffin R, review of Contemporary British Fascism: the British National Party and the Quest for Legitimacy., in Patterns of Prejudice 39 (2005) pp.75-77
      ISSN: eISSN:
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of Reformism and Fascism, in Journal of Modern Italian Studies 8 (2004) pp.621-625
      ISSN: 1354-571X eISSN: 1354-571X
    • Griffin R, review of Italy's Social Revolution : Charity and Welfare From Liberalism to Fascism, in Social History of Medicine 17 (1) (2004) pp.147-149
      ISSN: 0951-631X eISSN: 0951-631X
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of Fascism and the Right in Europe, 1919-1945, in Patterns of Prejudice 37 (2) (2004) pp.216-219
      ISSN: 0031-322X eISSN: 0031-322X
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of The Religions of Politics. From Democracy to Totalitarianism, in Patterns of Prejudice 37 (2004) pp.444-447
      ISSN: eISSN:
    • Griffin R, review of Feminine Fascism. Women in Britains Fascist Movement 1923-1945, in European History Quarterly 32 (2003) pp.614-618
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of Italian Fascism: Its Origins and Development, in European History Quarterly 31 (2002) pp.609-621
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of A Primer of Italian Fascism, in European History Quarterly 31 (2002) pp.609-621
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of The Fascist Revolution: Towards a General Theory Fascism, in European History Quarterly 31 (2002) pp.609-621
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of Mario Sironi and Italian Modernism, in European History Quarterly 31 (2002) pp.609-621
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of Theatre Under the Nazis, in European History Quarterly 31 (2002) pp.609-621
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of Fascism in Spain, 1923-1977, in European History Quarterly 31 (2002) pp.609-621
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of British Fascism, 1918-1939: Parties, Ideology and Culture, in European History Quarterly 31 (2002) pp.609-621
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of The Primacy of Culture: the Current Growth (or Manufacture) of Consensus Within Fascist Studies, in Journal of Contemporary History 37 (2002) pp.21-43
      ISSN: 0022-0094 eISSN: 0022-0094
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of Encyclopedia of White Power: a Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right., in Patterns of Prejudice 36 (2002) pp.60-62
      ISSN: eISSN:
    • Griffin R, review of The Radical Right in Interwar Estonia., in American Historical Review 106 (2001) pp.685-686
      ISSN: 0002-8762 eISSN: 0002-8762
    • Griffin R, review of Haeckels Monism and the Birth of Fascist Ideology, in English Historical Review 116 (2001) pp.683-685
      ISSN: 0013-8266 eISSN: 0013-8266
    • Griffin R, review of Fascist Modernities: Italy 1922-1945, in Journal of Jewish Studies 52 (2001) pp.389-391
      ISSN: 0022-2097 eISSN: 0022-2097
    • Griffin R, review of Between the Swastika and the Cross of Lorraine: Fascisms in Interwar Alsace., in American Historical Review 106 (2001) pp.1474-1475
      ISSN: 0002-8762 eISSN: 0002-8762
    • Griffin R, review of Fascisim and Antifascism - Italian Parties During the Interwar Period, in Patterns of Prejudice 35 (2001) pp.77-79
      ISSN: eISSN:
    • Griffin R, review of Remembering Cable Street., in Patterns of Prejudice 34 (2000) pp.75-77
      ISSN: eISSN:
    • Griffin R, review of Fascisms Return: Scandal, Revision, and Ideology Since 1980, in History 85 (2000) pp.380-381
      ISSN: 0018-2648 eISSN: 0018-2648
    • Griffin R, review of Fascisms Return: Scandal, Revision and Ideology Since 1980, in Journal of World History 11 (2000) pp.401-405
      ISSN: 1045-6007 eISSN: 1045-6007
    • Griffin R, review of Hitlers Movement in the Verdict of Polish National Democracy, in English Historical Review 115 (2000) pp.1027-1028
      ISSN: 0013-8266 eISSN: 0013-8266
    • Griffin R, review of Schools of Hate: Fascist Systems in Europe, in American Historical Review 105 (2000) pp.1380-1381
      ISSN: 0002-8762 eISSN: 0002-8762
    • Griffin R, review of The Collaborator: the Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach, in European History Quarterly 30 (2000) pp.605-608
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of The Sacralization of Politics in Fascist Italy, in English Historical Review 113 (1999) pp.791-792
      ISSN: 0013-8266 eISSN: 0013-8266
    • Griffin R, review of Little Fatherlands. Popular Regional and National Festivals in the Fascist Era, in English Historical Review 113 (1999) pp.1030-1031
      ISSN: 0013-8266 eISSN: 0013-8266
    • Griffin R, review of The Italian Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives in the Interpretation of Mussolini and Fascism, in English Historical Review 114 (1999) pp.1023-1024
      ISSN: 0013-8266 eISSN: 0013-8266
    • Griffin R, review of The Czech Fascist Movement 1922-1945, in European History Quarterly 27 (1998) pp.573-580
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of Neither Right Nor Left: Fascist Ideology in France, in European History Quarterly 27 (1998) pp.573-580
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of Making Sense of Tyranny, in European History Quarterly 27 (1998) pp.573-580
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of A History of Fascism, 1914-1945., in Journal of Modern History 70 (1998) pp.448-451
      ISSN: eISSN:
    • Griffin R, review of From Liberalism to Fascism : the Right in a French Province, 1928-1939, in Patterns of Prejudice 32 (1998) pp.63-66
      ISSN: 0031-322X eISSN: 0031-322X
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of The Blueshirts and Irish Politics, in Patterns of Prejudice 32 (1998) pp.63-66
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    • Griffin R, review of Gender and Fascism in Modern France., in Patterns of Prejudice 32 (1998) pp.63-66
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    • Griffin R, review of Art and Power: Europe Under the Dictators, in Oxford Art Journal 19 (1997) pp.122-124
      ISSN: 0142-6540 eISSN: 0142-6540
    • Griffin R, review of Nationalisms: the Nation-state and Nationalism in the Twentieth Century - M Guibernau, in International Affairs 73 (1997) pp.154-156
      ISSN: 0020-5850 eISSN: 0020-5850
      Website
    • Griffin R, review of Nationalism Reframed: Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe - R Brubaker, in International Affairs 73 (1997) pp.154-156
      ISSN: 0020-5850 eISSN: 0020-5850
    • Griffin R, review of The Educational Policies of the Fascist Regime in Italy, 1922-1943 - German - Charnitzky,j, in English Historical Review 112 (1997) pp.260-261
      ISSN: 0013-8266 eISSN: 0013-8266
    • GRIFFIN R, review of The Romantic Spirit in German Art 1790-1990 - Hartley,k, in Oxford Art Journal 18 (1996) pp.103-107
      ISSN: 0142-6540 eISSN: 0142-6540
    • GRIFFIN R, review of The Birth of Fascist Ideology - From Cultural Rebellion to Political Revolution - Sternhell,z, Sznajder,m, Asherii,m, in European History Quarterly 25 (1995) pp.477-479
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
    • Griffin R, review of Kollaboration in Frankreich im Zweiten Weltkrieg : Marcel Déat und das Rassemblement national populaire = Collaboration in France in World War II : Marcel Déat and the National Popular Rally, in European History Quarterly 24 (4) (1994) pp.586-588
      ISSN: 0265-6914 eISSN: 0265-6914
      Website

    Books

    • Fascism (editor) anthology of texts in 'The Oxford Readers Series' (Oxford University Press, 1995) ISBN 0-19-289249-5
    • International Fascism: Theories, Causes, and the New Consensus (editor) (Arnold, 1998) ISBN 0-340-70614-7
    • Fascism (author and editor; with editorial assistance from Mathew Feldman) in the Routledge Critical Concepts in Political Science series (Routledge, 2003) ISBN 0-415-29015-5
    • Roger Griffin (ed.) Fascism, Totalitarianism, and Political Religion (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions (London: Routledge, 2005) ISBN 9780415375504
    • Roger Griffin, Werner Loh, Andreas Umland (principal author and co-editor), Fascism Past and Present, West and East: An International Debate on Concepts and Cases in the Comparative Study of the Extreme Right. (Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2006). ISBN-10: 3898216748
    • Fascism in the Polity Press 'Key Concepts in Political Theory’ series (2017) 978-1509520688 (March 2018)
    • Czech translation of Modernism and Fascism Prague: Carolinum Press, (2016)
    • Arabic translation of Terrorist’s Creed Cairo: El-Arab (2017).

    In preparation

    • Italian translation of Modernism and Fascism to be published by Rome: Aracne (2018)

    Latest book projects

    • Double Trouble: How Alter Egos Alter History (Palgrave 2019) (a study of the implications of the plural human self for understanding modern political history)

     

    Journal articles not in Converis

    • 'The Fascist Phoenix', Politics Review, vol. 2, no. 2, (Nov., 1991), pp. 2-5.
    • 'Was Nazism Fascist?', Modern History Review, vol. 5, no. 1, (Nov. 1993), pp. 15-17.
    • 'Modernity under the New Order: The Fascist Project for managing the Future', (Thamesman Publications, Oxford Brookes School of Business imprint, 1994)
    • 'Europe for the Europeans: The fascist vision of the new Europe', Humanities Research Centre Occasional Paper, no. 1, 1994.
    • 'Romantic Twilight or Post-modernist Dawn?', Oxford Art Journal, vol. 18, no. 2, 1995, pp. 103-107.
    • 'The Post-fascism of the Alleanza nazionale: A case-study in Ideological Morphology', Journal of Political Ideologies, vol. 1, no. 2, 1996, pp. 123-146.
    • 'Totalitarian Art and the Nemesis of Modernity', Oxford Art Journal, vol. 19, no. 2, 1996, pp.122-4.
    • 'I am no longer human. I am a Titan. A god!' The fascist quest to regenerate time', Electronic Seminars in History, History of Political Thought, at http://www.history.ac.uk/eseminars/sem22.html (first published May 1998)
    • 'The Sacred Synthesis: The Ideological Cohesion of Fascist Culture', Modern Italy, vol. 3, no. 1 (1998), pp. 5-23..
    • 'Fascism is more than reaction'', Searchlight, vol. 27, no. 4 (Sept. 1999), pp. 24-6.
    • 'Between metapolitics and apoliteia: the New Right's strategy for conserving the fascist vision in the 'interregnum', Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 8, no. 2, Feb. 2000, pp. 35-53.
    • 'Pasts which shall not pass (or knowing what's right)', Patterns of Prejudice vol. 34,
    • 'Monuments and Motorways: de Felice's Ambiguous Legacy to Fascist Studies', (in Italian translation), Ideazione, vol. 6, no. 4, July 2000, pp. 211-4.
    • 'Racism' or 'rebirth'? The case for granting German citizenship to the alien concept 'generic fascism', Ethik und Sozialwissenschaften, vol. 11, no. 2, July 2000, pp. 300-3
    • 'Interregnum or endgame? Radical Right Thought in the 'Post-fascist' Era', The Journal of Political Ideologies, vol. 5, no. 2, July 2000, pp. 163-78
    • 'In the Shadow of the Megamachine: reflections on Golomstock's iron law of totalitarian art', Third Text, no. 51, 2000, pp. 29-38
    • 'The Rebel with a Cause: Mussolini as a National Revolutionary 1909-1919', New Perspective, vol. 6, no. 1 (September 2000) pp. 31-5.
    • 'Notes towards the definition of fascist culture: the prospects for synergy between Marxist and liberal heuristics', Renaissance and Modern Studies (vol. 42, Autumn 2001), pp. 95-115.
    • 'Fatal Attraction: The Appeal of Nazism', New Perspective, vol. 7, no. 2, December 2001, pp. 21-27.'The Reclamation of Fascist Culture', Review article for European History Quarterly vol. 31, no. 4, October 2001, pp. 609-20.
    • 'The Primacy of Culture. The Current Growth (or Manufacture) of Consensus within Fascist Studies', Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 37, no. 1 (2002), pp. 21-43.
    • 'The Alleanza nazionale and the democratic right', Ideazione, vol. 8, no. 3 (2002), pp. 101-108.
    • 'Paper Tiger or Cheshire Cat? A Plain Spotter's Guide to Fascism in the Post-fascist era', Searchlight, (November 2002), pp. 18-21.
    • 'The palingenetic political community: rethinking the legitimation of totalitarian regimes in inter-war Europe', Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions (Winter 2002), Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 24-43
    • 'Roots (or Rhizomes?) of 'Rootedness' Notes towards an intellectual history of the palingenetic right's revolt against the disembedding processes of Western modernity', Virtual talk for the conference 'Challenges to the New World Order: Antiglobalism and Counterglobalism', Amsterdam University, May 2003.
    • 'The Concept that came out of the Cold: The Progressive Historicization of Generic Fascism and its New Relevance to Teaching 20th Century History' History Compass (historiographical Website http://www.history-compass.com: Blackwell: 2003)
    • 'Ecological Humanism and the Grounding of Utopia', New Humanist (November 2003)
    • 'Hooked crosses and forking paths: The fascist dynamics of the Third Reich', Bulletin fuer Faschismus- und Weltkriegsforschung, no. 23 (July 2004), (Berlin, Organon): for special issue on 'the dynamics of fascism', edited by Werner Roehr
    • 'Fascism's new faces (and new facelessness) in the 'post-fascist' epoch, and its threats to contemporary democracy', main article (followed by two rounds of replies to criticisms) for Erwaegen, Ethik, und Wissenschaft Vol 15, Issue 3, (Autumn 2004)
    • ‘God's Counterfeiters? Investigating the triad of fascism, totalitarianism, and (political) religion' 'editorial introduction to special issue of Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, vol. 5, no. 3, (Winter 2004) on 'fascism as a totalitarian movement'
    • 'Cloister or Cluster? The Implications of Emilio Gentile's Ecumenical Theory of Political Religion for the Study of Extremism', for special issue of Totalitarian Movements and Political Religion, vol. 6, no. 2, (Summer 2005) edited by Marina Cattaruzza .
    • 'Europe for the Europeans: The fascist vision of the new Europe', republished (with updated sources) in reader (edited by Marius Babias) on European enlargement distributed at the Romanian Pavilion of the 51st Venice Biennale 2005.
    • 'Ideology and culture' (in special issue of Journal of Political Ideologies devoted to ideology's relationship to other aspects of society). Vol. 11, no. 1 (February 2006)
    • '"The Holy Storm': Clerical Fascism through the Lens of Modernism', Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, vol. 8, no. 2 (2007) (Special Issue on clerical fascism)
    • 'Springtime for Hitler', The New Humanist (July 2007)
    • Faith in the Age of ISMs, Times Higher Educational Supplement (July 2007)
    • Roger Griffin, The Palingenetic Political Community: Rethinking the Legitimation of Totalitarian Regimes in Inter-war Europe, Voprosy filosofii [academic journal Issues of Philosophy), no. 12 (2006), pp. 51-63. http://www.shekhovtsov.org/translations/Roger_Griffin-Palingenetic_Community.pdf
    • Faith in the Age of Isms, Times Higher Education Supplement (July 2007)
    • 'Zurueck in die Zukunft' Damals (February 2008)
    • Italian translation of 'Exploding the Continuum' in Mondoperaio (February 2008)
    • 'Fascismo: la lettura marxista di un non marxista', Mondoperaio (Italian Socialist journal) May 2008, issue 3.
    • 'Modernitate, modernism si fascism. O re-sintetizare a viziunii', Cuvantul, Vol. 1, No. 1 (September 2008).
    • 'The Modern Shaft of Babel. Historicizing the “Evil' of Nazism”', published in the Norwegian magazine Impuls (Autumn 2009)
    • 'Exploding the continuum of history: a Marxist model of fascism's revolutionary dynamics', (translated into French), in Traian Sandu (ed.), Vers un Profil Convergent des Fascismes: 'Nouveau Consensus' et religion politique en Europe Cahiers de la Nouvelle Europe (October 2010)
    • 'Pour une meilleure Entente entre specialiste francophones et anglophones du fascisme, Vingtieme Siecle, Revue d'Histoire, No. 108, October 2010, pp.53-69
    • Translation of (108) ‘Studying the European Extreme Right: From New Consensus to New Wave?’ Voprosy filosofii and the online journal Forum (http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html) (2011)
    • 'Fascism and the Avantgarde' (in Spanish) Afinidades, Granada 2011
    • Translation of 'From Slimemould to Rhizome' for Estonian cultural journal Vikekaar plus brief article on Breivik: Afterthoughts on rhizomic extremism in the light of the Breivik massacre (October 2011)
    • 'Studying Fascism in a Postfascist Age: From New Consensus to New Wave?', Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies (e-journal), vol. 1, no. 1 (2012)
    • ‘Political or ontological insecurity?  The role of modernity in the rise of Hungarian Anti-Semitism in early 20th-century Europe’, for Judith Molnar (ed) Jogfosztás - 90 éve (Budapest: Holokauszt Emlékközpont, 2012)
    • ‘Ideological Legitimation in Ideocracies’, Totalitarismus und Demokratie/ Totalitarianism and Democracy, vol. 1 (2012).(German)
    • Football in No-Man’s-Land? The prospects for a fruitful ‘inter-camp’ dialogue within fascist studies for special issue of European Journal for Political Theory, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 183-201 (2012) coedited by Roger Griffin and David Roberts
    • ‘What fascism is not and is. Thoughts on the re-inflation of a concept’, Fascism vol. 2, no. 2 (2013)
    • ‘Researching fascism in Eastern Europe: catching-up or breaking new ground?’ Ukraiina moderna, vol. 20 (2013)
    • ‘Fixing Solutions: Fascist Temporalities as Remedies for Liquid Modernity’, European Journal of Modern History, vol. 4 (2014)
    • ‘Fascism’ (Russian translation of article for Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought (CQ Press, Sage, 2013-4) for the Russian political science journal Polis "Fashizm", in: Politicheskie issledovaniia (Russian Association of Political Science), no. 3, (2014), pp. 141-150  
    • Fascism’s Modernist Revolution: A New Paradigm for the Study of Right-wing Dictatorships’, Fascism,vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 105 –129 (2016)
    • From Weimar Modernism to Nazi Modernism’, German Quarterly, vol. 90, no. 3 (2017)

     

    Imminent

    • ‘Fixing Solutions: Fascist Temporalities as Remedies for Liquid Modernity’ (in Spanish) for Prismas. Revista de Historia Intelectual (Argentinian journal) (2017)
    • Spanish translation of ‘Bio-nomic Man (and Woman): Fantasies of Anthropological Revolution’ in Prismas. Revista de Historia Intelectual, the annual journal of the Centro de Historia Intelectual of the Universidad Nacional of Quilmes, Argentina (2018) (submitted)

    Book chapters

    • BoA number of short articles on modern political ideologies written for Power: A Political History of the 20th Century (Equinox Publications, Oxford 1990).
    • 'Nationalism' in R. Eatwell and A. Wright (eds) Contemporary Political Ideologies (Pinter, London, 1993), pp. 147-68: slightly revised for new edition 1998), pp. 152-79.
    • 'Staging the Nation's Rebirth', in G. Berghaus (ed.) Fascism and Theatre (Berghahn, Oxford, 1996), pp. 11-29.
    • 'British Fascism: The Ugly Duckling', in Michael Cronin (ed.) The Failure of British Fascism, (Macmillan, London, 1996), pp. 141-165.
    • 'Las organizaciones neofascistas', in Manuel Ledesma (ed.), Los Riesgos para la Democracia. Fascismo y neofascismo, (Pablo Iglesias, Madrid, 1997), pp. 101-28.
    • 'Italy', in R. Eatwell (ed.) European Political Culture (Routledge, London, 1997), pp. 139-56.
    • 'Ce n'est pas Le Pen: The MSI/AN's estrangement from the Front National's immigration policy', in Charles Westin (ed.), Racism, Ideology and Political Organisation (CEIFO, Stockholm, 1998), pp. 197-216.
    • 'Home Truths: The Contemporary Struggle between Democracy and Ethnocracy', in Charles Westin (ed.), Racism, Ideology and Political Organisation (CEIFO, Stockholm, 1998), pp. 267-294.
    • 'Last Rights?', Afterword to S. Ramet (ed.) The Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe, (Penn State Press, Pennsylvania, 1999), pp. 297-321.
    • 'To what extent was Mussolini's rise to power in 1922 a direct consequence of the impact of the First World War?', 'How far would you agree with the contention that Italian fascism `failed to transform Italy between 1925-1943?', in Peter Catterall (ed.), Essays in 20th Century World History, (Heinemann, London, 1999), pp. 26-33.
    • 'Revolution from the right: fascism', in David Parker (ed.) Revolutions and the Revolutionary Tradition in the West 1560-1991 (Routledge, London, 2000), pp. 185-201.
    • 'Plus ca change!: The fascist pedigree of the Nouvelle Droite', in Edward Arnold (ed.) The Development of the Radical Right in France 1890-1995 (Routledge, London, 2000), pp. 217-52.
    • 'Interregnum or endgame? Radical Right Thought in the 'Post-fascist' Era', in Michael Freeden (ed.), Reassessing Political Ideologies (Routledge, London, 2001), pp. 116-131.
    • 'No Racism, thanks, we're British. How 'right-wing populism' manifests itself in contemporary Britain', Wolfgang Eisman (ed.) Rechtspopulismus in Europa. Analysen und Handlungsperspektiven (Czernin-Verlag, Graz, 2001), pp. 90-111.
    • 'Caught in its own Net: post-war fascism outside Europe', in S. Larsen (ed.) Fascism outside Europe, (Columbia University Press, Columbia, 2000), pp. 46-68.
    • Introduction to (Cyprian Blamires ed.) A Historical Encyclopedia of World Fascism (New York, ABC-Clio, 2006)
    • 'Afterthought: Redressing the balance in historiography': postscript to Wendy Parkin (ed.), Refashioning the Body Politic (Berg, Oxford, 2002), pp. 217-226.
    • 'Cruces gamadas y caminos bifurcados: las dinamicas fascistas del tercer reich' ['Hooked crosses and forking paths: The fascist dynamics of the Third Reich'], in Joan Mellon (ed.) Orden, Jerarquia y Comunidad. Fascismos, Autoritarismos y Neofascismos en la Europa Contemporanea (Tecnos, Madrid, 2002), pp. 103-157.
    • 'Interregno o final de partida? El pensamiento de la derecha radical en la era postfascista', (Spanish translation of 'Interregnum or endgame? Radical Right Thought in the 'Post-fascist' Era'), in Luis Vilalta (ed.), La extrema derecha en Europa, (Temas Clave Historia y Vida, Barcelona, 2002), pp. 9-30.
    • 'Racism' or 'rebirth'? The case for granting German citizenship to the alien concept 'generic fascism', and 'Nazism's 'Cleansing Hurricane' and the Metamorphosis of Fascist Studies', in W. Wippermann and W. Loh (eds) Faschismus' kontrovers (Lucius und Lucius, Paderborn, 2003), pp. 81-88; 179-190.
    • 'The palingenetic core of fascist nationalism', in Alessandro Campi (ed.), Che cose' il fascismo? Interpretazioni e prospettive di ricerche, (Ideazione Editrice, Roma, 2003), pp. 97-122.
    • 'This Fortress Built Against Infection' The BUF vision of Britain's theatrical and musical Renaissance', T. Linehan and J. Gottlieb (eds), Cultural Expressions of the Far Right (Macmillan, London, 2003)
    • 'Withstanding the rush of time. The prescience of G. L. Mosse's anthropological approach to fascism', in Stanley Payne (ed.), What History Tells: George L. Mosse's Study of Modern Europe, (University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, 2003).
    • Voelkischer Nationalismus als Wegbereiter und Fortsetzer des Faschismus: Ein angelaechsischer Blick auf ein nicht nur deutsches Phaenomen', which appeared in a collection of symposium papers under the title Faschismus - alte und neue Gesichter, edited by Heiko Kauffmann, Helmut Kellershohn, and Paul Jobst (Edition DISS, Unrast-Verlag; Muenster, 2005).
    • 'Tunnel visions and mysterious trees: modernist projects of national and racial regeneration 1880-1939', concluding chapter for the volume Blood and Homeland: Eugenics and Racial Nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe, 1900-1940, edited Marius Turda (December 2006)
    • Updated version of 'Plus ca change!: The fascist pedigree of the Nouvelle Droite', Miguel Simon (ed) La derecha radical desde 1945 a nuestros dias, conceptos, ideologia y movimientos (TECNOS, Madrid, 2007).
    • Introduction to Tamir Bar-On, Where Have All the Fascists Gone (Ashgate, Hampshire, 2007)
    • 'Ideology and Culture' in Michael Freeden (ed.), The Meaning of Ideology: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives (Oxford: OUP, 2007).
    • Griffin R. From Slime Mould to Rhizome: An Introduction to the Groupuscular Right. In Verkhovsky A.M. (ed.) The Top and the Bottom of Russian Nationalism (Moscow: 'Sova' Centre, 2007), pp. 223 254.http://www.shekhovtsov.org/translations/Roger_Griffin-From_Slime_Mould_to_Rhizome.pdf
    • 'Wolfgang Wippermann as Fascistologist: An Anglo-Saxon Perspective on a 'Lone Wolf' in German Fascist Studies , in Dr Stephan Vogt (ed.), History and Presence of National Socialism. A Festschrift for Wolfgang Wippermann (Berlin: Metropol Verlag, Berlin 2010)
    • Fascism and Culture: A Mosse-centric Metanarrative (or how fascist studies reinvented the wheel)’, in António Costa-Pinto (ed.) Rethinking the Nature of Fascism (London: Palgrave, 2010).
    • ‘Rechtsextremismusforschung in Europa. "From new consensus to new wave?"’, in: Claudia Globisch/ Agnieszka Pufelska und Volker Weiß (Eds.), Die Dynamik der europäischen Rechten. Geschichte, Kontinuitäten und Wandel, (Wiesbaden: VS Verlag; Dec 2010)
    • A revised version of 'God's Counterfeiters' in the collection Ideologi og terror edited by Bjørn Arne (Oslo: 2011)
    • 'Fascism and Modernity', in A, Mellón, R. Griffin, A. Kallis, I. Saz,  Sultana Wahnon, Los Fascismos del siglo XX. Nuevas aportaciones teóricas (Madrid: Tecnos, 2012)
    • "Terroristradikaliseringens metapolitik" [The Metapolitics of Terrorist Radicalization] in Øystein Sørensen, Bernt Hagtvet & Bjørn Arne Steine (ed.) Høyrekstremisme. Ideer og bevegelser i Europa [Right-wing extremism: Ideas and Movements in Europe] (Oslo:Dreyer 2012), pp.101-131 (in Norwegian)
    • ‘Homo Humanistus? Towards an inventory of transcultural humanism’ in Joern Ruesen (ed) Exploring Humanity (V&R Unipress, 2012)
    • ‘Bio-nomic Man (and Woman): Fantasies of Anthropological Revolution as a Reaction to Modernity’s Nomic Crisis’ for  Marius Turda (ed), Crafting Humans. From Genesis to Eugenics and Beyond (Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2013)
    • ‘Avalanches of Spring: The Great War, Modernism, and the Rise of Austro-fascisms’, in Wolfgang Maderthaner (ed.) Routes into the Abyss? Coping with Crises in the 1930s (Oxford: Berghahn, 2013) in the series "International Studies in Social History"
    • 'Lingua Quarti Imperii’. The euphemistic tradition of the extreme right, in Matthew Feldman and Paul Jackson (eds) Doublespeak: The Rhetoric of the Far-Right Since 1945 (ibidem-Verlag, Stuttgart, 2013
    • Mass dictatorship and the 'modernist state', in Jie-Hyun Lim, Michael Schoenhals, and Yong Woo Kim (eds) Mass Dictatorship and Modernity (London: Palgrave, October 2013).
    • 'Il ventennio parafascista? The past and future of a neologism in comparative fascist studies', in A.C. Pinto and A. Kallis  (eds.). Rethinking Fascism and Dictatorship in Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
    •  ‘Palingenetischer Ultranationalismus. Die Geburtswehen einer neuen Faschismusdeutung in Hans Woller (ed.), Der Faschismus in Europa: Wege der Forschung (Institute for Contemporary History, Munich July  2014
    • Der größte Verführer aller Zeiten? Über die Anziehungskraft des Nazismus, in Gudrun Brockhaus (ed.) Die Attraktion des Nazismus (EssenKlar-Text Verlag, 2014)
    • Forward to Costa Pinto, Antonio and Kallis, Aristotle (eds) Rethinking Fascism and Dictatorship in Europe (London:Macmillan Palgrave, 2014)
    • 'Fascism' in The Sage Encyclopedia of Fascist Behaviour (2016)
    • 'The Modernism of Fascism: Dissolving Old Prejudices' in Modernism and Fascism: Politics and Culture in Interwar Europe 1914-145 ed. Miguel Arco de Blanco 2016)
    • 'The future duce as futurist: Marinetti's appendix to Antonio Beltramelli's L'Uomo nuovo (Benito Mussolini)', for Sascha Bru, Luca Somigli & Bart Van Den Bossche (eds.) Futurism: A Microhistory (Maney/Legenda, 2017). 978-1-781884-85-0
    • Encyclopedia article: ‘Fascism’ for the Sage Encyclopedia of Political Behaviour edited by Professor Moghaddam (2017)
    • Roger Griffin and Constantin Iordachi ‘Fascism’, for William Outhwaite (ed.) Sage Encyclopedia of Political Sociology (2018)

    Imminent

    • ‘Fascism’ (with Constantin Iordachi) in The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology, 2v, edited by William Outhwaite and Stephen Turner (2018).
    •  ‘A humanistic counter-counter-jihad: how civil society should respond to the Breivik attacks’, chapter for book published in Norwegian based on the 2016 conference ‘Never Again 22 July’ (2018) by the Oslo-based organization REDO  

    Areas of expertise

    Fascism

    Modernism

    Terrorism

    Transcultural Humanism

     

    Membership of professional bodies

    He has been a member of the editorial board of Patterns of Prejudice since 1990, and for 4 years was co-editor of the journal Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions (2005-2008). After leaving the journal he helped create a new Political Religion section of the Blackwell-Wiley on-line journal Religion Compass which he co-edited for three years. He is also consultant editor of the new e-journal  (2011) Fascism: Journal for Comparative Fascist Studies edited by Madelon de Keizer in Amsterdam (Brill). His main editorial work till recently was on the 15 volumes of the series he founded, 'Modernism and' (Palgrave), and he continues to play an active role as founding editor of the journal Fascism, and in the creation of its affiliated association COMFAS (Association for the Comparative Study of Fascism which is to be based in the Central European University (Budapest).

     

    Thanks to funding from the Berendel Foundation for 2011-12, Roger Griffin was able to explore the feasibility of setting up an internet resource for the advancement of transcultural humanism, a project (PATH) that builds on his keynote for a conference held by the Berendel Foundation on this topic in Oxford in September 2010. With appropriate funding the outcome of this project would be  the establishment of an electronic journal (Studies in Transcultural Humanism) that would focus on the history of transcultural humanism, both in theory and practice, in the world's religious and secular cultures. This would involve a variety of traditions of tolerance and fruitful coexistence with 'the Other' that exist in human history and could hopefully be reactivated to help address the many dilemmas that humanity now faces on a global and planetary level.

    Since September 2015 Roger Griffin has found a highly practical and topical application of his work on terrorism and transculatural humanism in the AVATAR (Analysis of Virtual Alter-egos in Terrorst Activism and Radicalization) project with an expert in the IT aspect of counterradicalization and a police force actively engaged in counter-radicalization and CT work.

    He has been Fellow of the Royal Historical Society since 2003.

    He has been on the AHRC panel of peer reviewers since 2008

    He has been the external examiner or external consultant on several for MPhil, PhD, and Habilitation theses in the UK, Central European University, France, and Australia.

    He was the main author of the project description for a bid to the EU for funding for a 4 year international project on 'Shadows Over Democracy' in Europe in Dec-Jan 2009-2010 (the bid went through to the final round but was unsuccessful).

    He gives frequent talks to school sixth-forms on subjects relating to fascism and extremism.

    He has given lectures to executives on the need for a new type of leadership in the context of the need for a 'paradigm shift' that will assure sustainability in the future.

    He has taken part in a round-table discussion on right-wing populism held at the Pan-European Forum organized by Cheuvreux (May 2012)

    He has participated in numerous radio discussions of issues related to his research, and appeared on a Romanian history programme to discuss his work in 2011.

    Since 2012 he has given radio interviews for Radio 5 Live, Radio Scotland, Oxford Radio, LBC, Talk Russia, Russia Today, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and has been cited in numerous newspaper articles on stories relating to extremist violence.

    In May 2015 he was interviewed in a Prague studio by the public on fascism on an hour-long popular TV programme investigating cultural and popular issues.

    He is well-established as an expert on terrorism in Norway, where his theories were used in th Breivik trial.

    He has given over 40 interviews on aspects of his specialisms to press, TV and radio in more than6 countries in the last 10 years.

    Consultancy

    Consultancy

    • Roger Griffin has carried out an ideological profile of a suspected extreme right-wing ideologue in connection with legal proceedings and delivered lectures on the socio-ideological dynamics of terrorism and fascism to the security forces.
    • He invites requests for consultation work of this nature and in areas relating to the design and delivery of courses on topics relating to fascism, terrorism, and modernism at postgraduate, undergraduate and sixth-form/high school level.
    • He has acted as a consultant to the Home Office on terrorist radicalization
    • He is also available for talks on the psychological dynamics and security implications of modernity, terrorism, and radicalization

    Conferences

    Conferences

    Keynote Addresses and Conference Papers since 2004

    • December 2004 paper on political religion at Bern University
    • June 2004 paper on neo-populisnm in Britain at symposium held at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva
    • November 2005 Keynote speaker on the links between fascism and the German at a symposium on the European New Right (Neue Rechte) held in Wuerzburg, Germany
    • April 2006 Keynote speaker for the conference 'Clerical fascism in Inter-war Europe' held at Oxford Brookes University
    • 2006 Keynote address for the conference 'Fascism, Modernism and Postmodernism' held at the University of New Mexico in September
    • June 2007 Keynote address at the conference on 'Modernity and Mass Dictatorship' to held at Hanyang University, South Korea
    • May 2008 Talk on anti-Semitism at Leo Baeck Institute, London
    • May 2008 Talk at symposium on Nazism and fascism at German Historical Institute in London
    • June 2008 Talk on fascism and modernism at Institute for Documentation of Second World War (Amsterdam)
    • July 2008 Two talks given at workshops at ISSEI held in Helsinki
    • September 2008) Keynote at international symposium on Modernism and antimodernism in Bucharest
    • June 2008 Keynote on fascism and Dutch modernity for the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation in Amsterdam
    • June 2008 Keynote on research in the Humanities and the Use of the Web at day conference The Virtual Scholar in London
    • July 2008 Gave papers at two workshops at ISSEI conference in Helsinki
    • Sep 2008 Keynote at conference on Modernity and Antimodernity in Bucharest
    • Nov 2008 Keynote on rise of totalitarianism for Symposium held in Vienna to launch book commemorate 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic
    • Dec 2008 Guest lecture at Groningen University (Holland) on Dictatorship
    • March 2009 Guest lecture at postgraduate seminar on modernism held by Ron Bush (Oxford University)
    • March 2009 Guest lecture in Landsberg (Bavaria) on Hitler and Modernity in a series of public talks on Nazism
    • April 2009 Keynote at Paris conference (Paris 3) on New Consensus in fascism
    • April 2009 Keynote at symposium for Olso on Totalitarianism and Terrorism
    • April 2009 Guest lecture on genocide at Oslo University
    • May 2009 Guest lecture in Hamburg at Aexl Schildt Institute in series on Third Reich
    • July 2009 Keynote at international symposium on language of extreme right at Alfried Krupp Wiisenschaftskolleg in Greifswald
    • August 2009 Two workshops on fascism in Europe for Sorbonne Summer School held in Pecs (Hungary)
    • Sep 2009 Key note at Oxford Brookes international conference on 'Sacred Modernities'
    • Sep 2009 Lecture at Oxford University day-school on Futurism
    • Octopber 2009 Podcast keynote for virtual conference 'Breaking Barriers' (organized by Wiley-Blackwell)
    • Nov 2009 Talk at symposium on fascism and modernism at University of Konstanz
    • Nov 2009 Talk at symposium on parafascism at Lisbon University
    • Dec 2009 Talk on Leadership to Executives on Said Training Course
    • Jan 2010 Guest lecture for the seminar on comparative and transfer history held by Arnd Baueraemper at the Free University (Berlin, Jan 2010)
    • Jan 2010 Festschriftsvortrag for Wolfgang Wippermann
    • June 2010 Keynote at symposium at Manchester University on Fascism and Culture 
    • Sep 2010 Keynote for conference on transcultural humanism held by Berendel Foundation (Brookes)
    • Sep 2010 Keynote at conference on Fascism and Catholicism (Rome)
    • Oct 2010 Kenote for conference on 'spaces of extreme violence' Vienna
    • Oct 2010 Keynote at conference on 'numerus clausus' held by Holocaust Museum, Budapest
    • Nov 2011 Talk for CEU on terrorism (Budapest)
    • May 2011 Talk on occasion of award of Honorary Doctorate by Leuwen University
    • Sept 2011 Talk on New Man for Berendel Conference (Oxford)
    • Sept 2011 Talk on Ideocracy at Hannah Arendt Centre (Dresden)
    • Oct 2011 Talk on Modernism and Terrorism in National Library of Romania
    • Oct 2011 Short course on Modernism and politics at Bucharest University
    • Nov 2011 Talk on peripheral fascisms for conference (Uppsala)
    • Feb 2012  Keynote on terrorism (Oslo)
    • June 2012 Keynote on fascism (Munich)
    • October 2012 Lectures on fascism and modernity (Barcelona)
    • February 2013 Talk on the attractiveness of Nazism (Munich)
    • March Paper delivered at conference on fascist temporality (Italy) 
    • May 2013 2 Talks on totalitarianism/terrorism to Oslo University, MA masterclass, radio interview
    • June 2013 Amsterdam Talk at conference on deradicalization held by TerRA
    • April 2014 Budapest (Holocaust Memorial Day presentation, presentation on dynamics of terrorism at CEU)
    • April 2014 Vienna (ESSH Cworkshop on social basis of fascism)
    • May 2014 Talks on terrorism and genocide for Oslo University
    • July 2014 Paper on the aesthetics of fascism and parafascism for a workshop in Lisbon held by the Faculty of Social Sciences
    • July Berlin (Free University conference on fascism: presentation cancelled because of family illness)
    • Sept Moscow (keynote for international conference on impact of 1WW on Russian culture: cancelled because of family illness)
    • Sept 2014 (paper for workshop on the sacred in the modern age held at CRASSH in Cambridge)
    • Sept 2014 Athens (presentation for ESRC workshp on dynamics of extreme right)
    • March Paper at conference on European extreme right(Dubrovnik)
    • April Keynote given at Modernism and Fascism conference (Granada)
    • May Talk at Genoa University on Fascism
    • Keynote at conference on Golden Dawn (Athens)
    • May 2015 keynote at conference on Nazi social policies in occupied Europe held by Jan Amos Comenius University
    • May keynote at Warwick on volence
    • June talk at Exeter on radicalization
    • September talks on fascism and terrorism at Bodo University (Norway)
    • October Talk at Reading University
    • 2016
    • September Talk in Santiago de Compostela
    • Talk in Granada
    • Talk for Strategic arm of Airforce
    • Talk at Brighton
    • 2017
    • Talk in Qatar on the need for a renewal of Humanism
    • Talk for Europol

    Other experience

    Editorships and networks

    • Founding editor of the book series Modernism and Consultant editor of the open-access journal Fascism
    • On editorial board of Patterns of Prejudice
    • Guest Fellow of the Integrated Research in Conflict and Security unit at King’s College
    • On committee of the EU-funded TERRA initiative which is exploring best practice in counter- and de-radicalization strategies
    • Academic lead in a project to create an International MA on Terrorism and Counter-terrorism taught by a consortium of European Universities (possibly Brookes, LUISS, Rome, and Barcelona).
    • Founding member of the Research Network on Radicalism and Violence whose formation has  been approved by the Council for European Studies.

    Having obtained a First in French and German literature from Oxford University, he then began teaching in the History of Ideas at Oxford Polytechnic as a member of what was at the time a small, and in the national history context, invisible History department. This change of discipline enabled him to draw on his intensive training in the critical appreciation of how different artists have seen the world over time to achieve an empathetic understanding of the ideas and world-views of the key extremist right-wing movements and regimes which have shaped modern history. Applying this approach to the redefinition of fascism in terms of its ideology led to a DPhil from Oxford University (1990). In it he first expounded the theory of fascism which has made him internationally famous through a steady stream of publications starting with The Nature of Fascism (1991). These have become the cornerstone of the 'New Consensus' definition of fascism widely operated (consciously or not and with some notable exceptions) all over the world by the majority of academics concerned with comparative fascist studies. The twenty three years which have elapsed since have seen over 120 publications on such topics as fascism, racism, modernity, and totalitarianism, and he has given over forty five keynote lectures on these and related topics in universities on three continents. His key works in the last five years are Modernism and Fascism. The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler (2007), A Fascist Century. Essays by Roger Griffin (2008), and Terrorist's Creed. Fanatical Violence and the Human Need for Meaning (August 2012) (which has appeared in Spanish in 2011 and will appear in a Czech edition in 2014). His next main project is a to write a monograph (Blood Ties) on the way scientized and rationalized variants of the myth of blood have helped shape some of the more catastrophic events of modern history.