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Evolution of the Far Right : From Fascism to Radical Right Populism - Roger Eatwell

Evolution of the Far Right

From Fascism to Radical Right Populism


Published: 30th December 2017
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In recent years the revival of the far right and anti-Semitic, racist and fascist organizations has posed a significant threat throughout Europe and in the United States. Fascism and the Extreme Right examines the historical development of fascist ideology, explaining its post-war and contemporary variations. Subjects covered include:

  • the problems of defining 'fascism'
  • the ideological roots of fascism
  • electoral support for the far right
  • holocaust denial
  • cyber-fascism.

This is an essential guide to a complicated and extremely important subject, and will be an invaluable source for students, academics and activists.

Introduction Part 1: Fascism in the Inter-War Era 1. Universal Fascism 2. Fascism as a Syncretic Ideology 3. The Nature of Fascism 4. Was Fascism a 'Political Religion'? 5. Theorising the Rise of Fascism Part 2: The Contemporary Extreme Right 6. Neither 'Extreme' nor 'Right'? 7. Is there a New 'Clerical Fascism? 8. Theories of Extreme Right Support 9. The Rebirth of Right-Wing Charisma 10. From Street Fascism to Cyber Fascism 11. Holocaust Denial and the Continuing Appeal of Anti-Semitism 12. Whither Fascism in the 21st Century?

ISBN: 9780415332026
ISBN-10: 0415332028
Series: Extremism and Democracy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th December 2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Edition Number: 1