The French National Front: The Extremist Challenge To Democracy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The French National Front

The Extremist Challenge To Democracy, 1st Edition

By Harvey G Simmons


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Over the past few decades, extreme-right political parties have won increasing support throughout Europe. The largest and most sophisticated of these is the French National Front. Led by the charismatic Jean-Marie Le Pen, the Front is now the third most important political force in France after the mainstream right and the socialists.This clear and

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- History -- Out of the Ashes: Postwar Fascism in France -- From Poujade to de Gaulle -- From Tixier-Vignancour to the National Front -- Into the Limelight: 1981-1986 -- Sinking Roots: 1987-1995 -- Analysis -- Anti-Semitism -- Immigration and Racism -- Electorate -- Party Organization -- The New Political Discourse of the Extreme Right -- Metaphors of War: Women and the National Front -- Conclusion -- Postscript

About the Author

Harvey G. Simmons is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at York University, Ontario, Canada.

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