The leaderless resistance: George Lincoln Rockwell and the White Separatist Movement

McKinlay, Christopher J. (2015) The leaderless resistance: George Lincoln Rockwell and the White Separatist Movement. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The scope of the thesis encapsulates the wider post-war White Separatist Movement from the origins of American Nazism under George Lincoln Rockwell to the later developments of leaderless resistance and the political and cultural changes to the movement. The specific focus will be upon the relationship between George Lincoln Rockwell and the leaderless resistance concepts, in particular through its development and utilisation. Due to the complexity of the issues and the variety of influencing factors it is necessary in the first instance to assess it in terms of a historiography to allow themes to develop. As a result of this historical analysis themes have become evident to allow a conceptual analysis. In particular the thesis will utilise the following thematic contexts for assessing the various developments within White Separatism: including, state building; political marketing; the role of the media; and the propensity for terror and hate activities.
In assessing the basis upon which the conceptual analysis is developed the research has utilised extensive use of texts, radio broadcasts, and pamphlets from the movement. The study has also been able to consider, government reports, law enforcement updates and communications from Civil Rights groups and other agencies. In the conceptual analysis of this information and themes, the thesis utilises new concepts as a means of creating an understanding of a rapidly changing area of politics; including ‘organic politic’ and ‘political firms’, when assessing political marketing trends; and assessing terrorist motivation.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Leaderless Resistance; George Lincoln Rockwell; White Separatist Movement; American Nazism; Political Marketing; National Alliance; State Building; Hate Crime; Terrorism; Civil Rights Movement
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Supervisor's Name: White, Professor Stephen
Date of Award: 2015
Depositing User: Dr Christopher J McKinlay
Unique ID: glathesis:2015-7247
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 14:11
Last Modified: 31 May 2016 07:41

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