1st Edition

Authoritarianism, National Populism and Fascism

By Gino Germani Copyright 1978

    This definitive contribution to social science literature describes German's general theory of authoritarianism in modem society, and applies it to authoritarian movements and regimes likely to merge out of the social mobilization of the middle and lower classes. Germani analyzes the nature, conditions, and determinants of authoritarianism in the context of Latin American political and social developments and compares it to European fascist movements.

    Introduction, Part I: Theoretical Background, 1 Authoritarianism in Modern Society, 2 Social Mobilization and Political Change, 3 Middle-Class Authoritarianism and Fascism: Europe and Latin America, 4 Lower-Class Authoritarianism and National Populism, Part II: A Case Study of National Populism and a Comparison with Classic Fascism, 5 Political Traditions and Social Mobilization at the Root of a National Populist Movement: Argentine Peronism, 6 Structural Change, Fascist Attempts, and the Rise of Lower Classes and National Populism7 Political, Cultural, and Structural Changes in the Rise of Liberal Populism and National Populism, 8 Middle Classes, Working Classes, and Social Mobilization in the Rise of Italian Fascism: A Comparison with the Argentine Case, Part III: Mobilization From Above 9 Political Socialization of Youth in Fascist Regimes: Italy and Spain.


    Gino Germani