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Fascists and Conservatives : The Radical Right and the Establishment in Twentieth-Century Europe - Martin Blinkhorn

Fascists and Conservatives

The Radical Right and the Establishment in Twentieth-Century Europe


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What has been the relationship between the radical' and the conservative' right in twentieth-century Europe? In Fascists and Conservatives thirteen distinguished authorities on the European right explore this major theme within Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, Britain, Austria, Romania, Greece and the Nordic countries. Chapters on individual countries discuss the complex political and ideological relations between fascist and national socialist movements on the one hand and the conservative or established right on the other. The latter embraces monarchies, churches, officer corps, bureaucracies and the organizations which encompass agrarian, financial and industrial capitalism. In some countries the authors examine the fascist/conservative relationship in the very different context of a rightist authoritarian regime, whether this be explicitly fascist as in Mussolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany, or more ambiguous in character such as in Franco's Spain, Salazar's Portugal or Vichy France. In a wide-ranging introduction, Martin Blinkhorn draws a fascinating picture of a relationship between fascism and conservatism in Europe which comprises subtle and ever-shif elements of collaboration, rivalry and antagonism.

Introduction Allies, Rivals, or Antagonists? Fascists and Conservatives in Modern Europep. 1
Italian Fascism: Radical Politics and Conservative Goalsp. 14
Conservative Catholics and Italian Fascism: The Clerico-Fascistsp. 31
Conservatives and Radical Nationalists in Germany: The Production of Fascist Potentials, 1912-28p. 50
German Conservatives and the Third Reich: an Ambiguous Relationshipp. 71
Conservatives and Fascists in Austria, 1918-34p. 98
Notesp. 115
Conservatism, Traditionalism and Fascism in Spain, 1898-1937p. 118
Populism and Parasitism: The Falange and the Spanish Establishment 1939-75p. 138
Conservatism, Dictatorship and Fascism in Portugal, 1914-45p. 157
The Conservative Right and the Far Right in France: The Search for Power, 1934-44p. 176
Conservatism, Authoritarianism and Fascism in Greece, 1915-45p. 200
Fascists and Conservatives in Romania: Two Generations of Nationalistsp. 218
Conservatives and Fascists in the Nordic Countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, 1918-45p. 240
Conservatism and the Failure of Fascism in Interwar Britainp. 264
List of Contributorsp. 283
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780049400870
ISBN-10: 0049400878
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 15th June 1990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1