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The Revival of Right Wing Extremism in the Nineties

1st Edition

Edited by Peter H. Merkl, Leonard Weinberg


304 pages

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Most studies of the radical right concentrate on movements in a single country, neglecting to some extent the international dimensions of right-wing extremism. Here, Merkl and Weinberg adopt a comparative perspective, concentrating on the revival of the right across a variety of countries.


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

'This is a thoúght provoking book which raises a number of interesting questions and provides a useful and detailed account, particularly with regard to central and eatern Europe, of the various extreme right wing organisations to have risen to prominence.' - Contemporary Politics

'This volume will prove useful for scholars of comparative politics and for courses on contemporary political movements.' - Contemporary Sociology

'It is a useful addition to the growing literature and deserves to be well-read.' - Political Studies

'This collection will be of enormous benefit to anyone seeking an informative and measured analysis of a phenomena [sic] that is often treated with hysteria in popular debate.' - The Ethnic Conflict Research Digest

Table of Contents

1. Why Are They So Strong Now?: Comparative reflections on the revival of the radical Right in Europe 2.The Extreme Right in Europe: A survey 3. The New Right in France and Germany: Nouvelle droite, neue Rechte and the new Right radical parties 4. The New Extreme Right-wingers in Western Europe: Attitudes, world views and social characteristics 5. The Extreme Right Political Movements in Post-Communist Right Radicalism in Romania 6. The Radical Right in Post-Communist Russian Politics 7. Radical Right Parties and Civic Groups in Belarus and the Ukraine 7. The American Radical Right in Comparative Perspective 8. The Quiet Dog: The extreme Right and the South African transition

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HISTORY / Military / General