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Right-wing Extremism in the Twenty-first Century : Cass Series on Political Violence, 4 - Peter H. Merkl

Right-wing Extremism in the Twenty-first Century

Cass Series on Political Violence, 4

By: Peter H. Merkl (Editor), Leonard B. Weinberg (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th March 2003
ISBN: 9780714651828
Number Of Pages: 311

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From the beginning of the 1980s political parties of the extreme right in a number of European democracies - France, Austria, Italy - began to enjoy substantial and largely unanticipated strength at the polls. By the mid-1990s, leaders of these far-right parties began to serve as ministers in national governments. Italy led the way, as they had led the way earlier in the twentieth century when Mussolini and his Fascist movement bullied their way into power in Rome. Are we witnessing a repeat performance? Not exactly: as the new radical right parties were, and continue to be, significantly different from their inter-war predecessors. The latter were prototypically anti-democratic and, not uncommonly, anti-capitalist as well. The new far-right parties are neither. They have their own policy agendas focused on the problems of modern Europe.

'This is a careful and well-written book and one that deserves the highest commendation.' Race Relations

List of Tables and Figures and Appendicesp. vii
List of Abbreviations and Glossaryp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Introductionp. 1
The Extreme Right in the Ascendancy
Stronger than Everp. 23
Ten Theories of the Extreme Rightp. 47
The Growing Threat of the Radical Rightp. 74
Comparing Public Opinion Indicators
Racism and the Political Right: European Perspectivesp. 97
Explaining National Variations in Support for Far Right Political Parties in Western Europe, 1990-2000p. 126
The Development of the Extreme Right at the End of the Centuryp. 143
Changing National Contexts
The Front National in Context: French and European Dimensionsp. 161
The FPO: From Populist Protest to Incumbencyp. 191
Right-Wing Extremism and Xenophobia in Germany: Escalation, Exaggeration, or What?p. 220
Right-Wing Extremism in Russia: The Dynamics of the 1990sp. 251
Patterns of Response to the Extreme Right in Western Europep. 272
Conclusionp. 293
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780714651828
ISBN-10: 0714651826
Series: Cass Series on Political Violence, 4
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 311
Published: 30th March 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1