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. Prior research has focused on long-lived groups, but the majority of extremist or terrorist groups fail to survive for an extended period of time. This study examined a variety of external and internal correlates of organizational death identified from both terrorism and organizational literature, to empirically test which correlates lead to a group dying young.
Suttmoeller, Michael, Steven Chermak and Joshua D. Freilich. 2015. "Only the Bad Die Young: The Correlates of Organizational Death for Far-Right Extremist Groups." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 39 (December): 477-499. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1057610X.2015.1116269