The domestic far-right movement has existed in the United States for many years. During that time, groups have appeared, disappeared, and reappeared. Unfortunately, very little is known about what causes these groups to disband. An interdisciplinary approach identified external and internal correlates of organizational death to empirically test which of these correlates influences whether a group dies. Results from this study provided empirical support for some previously only anecdotal explanations for organizational death, while also undermining other claims.
Suttmoeller, Michael, Steven Chermak and Joshua D. Freilich. 2015. "The Influence of External and Internal Correlates on the Organizational Death of Domestic Far-Right Extremist Groups." Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 38 (May): 734-758. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1057610X.2015.1038106