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Fascism, Populism and the French Fifth Republic - Catherine Fieschi

Fascism, Populism and the French Fifth Republic

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780719062094
Number Of Pages: 224

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How can a nation associated with the Declaration of the Rights of Man serve as the context for a successful populist party of the far right? This book brings to the fore the reasons behind this apparent paradox. Using the tools of comparative politics to examine the ideological components of the French Front National (FN) and the manner in which these have interacted with contemporary French institutions, the author argues that Fifth Republican France offers an ideal set of opportunities for Jean Marie Le Pen's party. Fieschi shows how, since 1958, French institutions have provided the FN with numerous ways in which to permeate French politics as well as how the FN and Jean Marie Le Pen in particular, organized the party's strategy in order to best respond to the opportunities offered.

Understanding the far Right in France and Europe
Institutions, opportunities and ideologies
Presidentialism and the new institutionalism
Fascism and populism
The Front National: from heir to fascism to presidential hybrid
A case study in presidentialisation: the FN and presidential elections
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ISBN: 9780719062094
ISBN-10: 0719062098
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34