Between 1919 and 1945 most countries in Europe spawned some form of fascism. Some have become considerably more notorious than others: this book, first published in 1987, sets out to analyse the social forces that went into the making of the fascist parties of the major European countries and to show the similarities and differences in their constitution as well as to suggest reasons for their different degrees of penetration and success. Few books have surveyed the whole field; the team of contributors engaged in the present enterprise offer a systematic and thorough survey of the social characteristics of European fascist movements, a subject of central importance to social and political history.
1. Italy Marco Revelli 2. Germany Detlef Mühlberger 3. The British Isles Gerry C. Webber 4. The Nordic States Henning Poulsen 5. France Robert J. Soucy 6. The Low Countries Herman van der Wusten 7. Austria Gerhard Botz 8. Eastern Europe Raphael Vago 9. The Iberian States Martin Blinkhorn