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The Longue Durée of the Far-Right
An International Historical Sociology

ISBN 9781138785748
Published August 15, 2014 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

This volume brings together a number of international scholars to offer an original analysis of far-right movements and politics, challenging the existing literature through a very different methodological and theoretical perspective. The approach offered here is that of ‘longue durée’ analysis, whereby the far-right is understood as an evolving subject of capitalist modernity. The authors argue that an assessment of the contemporary characteristics of the far-right needs to consider the ways in which it is a product of deeper and longer-term structures of socio-economic and political development, than, for example, the inter-war crises of capitalism. The book aims to provide a critical and theoretically-informed assessment of the history of the far-right that centres on the international as key to any understanding its evolution, and which distinguishes between the fascist and non-fascist variants as an essential precondition for comprehending the far-right presence in contemporary politics

Table of Contents

1. The Longue Durée of the Far-Right: An Introduction – Richard Saull, Alexander Anievas, Neil Davidson and Adam Fabry, 2. The Origins and Persistence of the Far-Right: Capital, Class and the Pathologies of  Liberal Politics – Richard Saull, 3. Mass Hysteria or a Class Act? Premonitions of Fascism between Marxism and Liberalism – Ishay Landa, 4. Hegemonic Transition, War and Opportunities for Fascist Militarism – Şefika Kumral, 5. Reaction and Adaptation in the Longue Durée: The Far-Right, International Politics and the State in Historical Perspective – Angelos-Stylianos Chryssogelos, 6. Passato e Presente? Gramscis’ Analysis of Fascism and the Far-Right – Nicola Short, 7. The Far-Right and ‘the Needs of Capital’ – Neil Davidson, 8. The Far Right and Neoliberalism: Willing Partner or Hegemonic Opponent? – Owen Worth, 9. Poland’s Recombinant Far-Right Populism and the Reconfiguration of Post-Communist Neoliberalisation – Stuart Shields, 10. Hegemony and the Far Right: Policing Dissent in Imperial America – Mark Rupert

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Richard Saull, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Alexander Anievas, University of Cambridge, UK

Neil Davidson, University of Glasgow, UK

Adam Fabry, Brunel University, UK